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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.
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