Finance / July 19, 2018 / Hanna Hunt
Free cash flow is an important measurement since it shows how efficient a company is at generating cash. Investors use free cash flow to measure whether a company might have enough cash, after funding operations and capital expenditures, to pay investors through dividends and share buybacks.
Analysts and investors will frequently refer to something called the net working capital. Or a lot of times they will just call it working capital for short. So working capital is very simple it’s like the current assets minus the current liabilities of a firm. When valuing the companies the "change in working capital" is more useful.
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