Free Cash Flow Template

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Free Cash Flow Template

This free cash flow template shows you how to calculate free cash flow using a cash flow statement.

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Free cash flow (FCF) measures a company’s financial performance. It shows the cash that a company can produce after deducting the purchase of assets such as property, equipment, and other major investments from its operating cash flow. In other words, FCF measures a company’s ability to produce what investors care most about: cash that’s available be distributed in a discretionary way.

Types of Free Cash Flow

When someone refers to FCF it is not always clear what they mean.  There are several different metrics that people could be referring to.

The most common types include:

  1. Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF) also referred to as “unlevered”
  2. Free Cash Flow to Equity also knows as “levered”

The formula below is a simple and the most commonly used formula for levered free cash flow:

Free Cash Flow = Operating Cash Flow (CFO) – Capital Expenditures

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