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What is FCX's Free Cash Flow?

  Freeport-McMoRan Inc ( FCX ) |
1994 - 2021 (28 years)

Free Cash Flow is 
$2.6B (1Y -1,026.1% )

FCX Stock Price & Free Cash Flow

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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Free Cash Flow

chevron_right 2021 $939.0M +1.6x *
( +3.4% / year avg)
chevron_left 1994 -$364.8M
vertical_align_top Peak $5.6B +2.8x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$3.1B
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 10 10 of 28
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 18
Up Years = Positive (0%+) YoY change
Down Years = Zero or Negative (0% or less) YoY change

Key Points (Stonk Price Comparison)

  • FCX's stock price has rallied +111% from $7.73 in 1994 , or -0.03x the rate relative to it's free cash flow over the same period.
  • If FCX grows it's stock at the same rate as it's free cash flow (+3.4%/year) , it's stock price will grow +139% and hit $22.86 over the next 10 years.
  • FCX's stock price has gone up 7 of the 10 years (+70%) it's free cash flow were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • FCX Historical Free Cash Flow Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Free Cash Flow YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $939 -314.4% $16.36 80.4%
    4/1/2020 $-438 -67.9% $9.07 -5.3%
    4/1/2019 $-1,362 -136.7% $9.58 -41.7%
    4/1/2018 $3,717 41.4% $16.42 47.5%
    4/1/2017 $2,629 -921.6% $11.14 3.7%
    4/1/2016 $-320 -89.8% $10.74 -42.8%
    4/1/2015 $-3,129 1751.5% $18.79 -40.3%
    4/1/2014 $-169 -141.3% $31.45 19.2%
    4/1/2013 $409 -69.9% $26.38 0.4%
    4/1/2012 $1,357 -76.0% $26.28 -36.3%
    4/1/2011 $5,645 27.2% $41.24 52.7%
    4/1/2010 $4,439 291.4% $27.0 29.2%
    4/1/2009 $1,134 -43.6% $20.91 -52.1%
    4/1/2008 $2,012 -54.5% $43.68 49.2%
    4/1/2007 $4,423 192.4% $29.28 49.9%
    4/1/2006 $1,512 30.7% $19.54 67.2%
    4/1/2005 $1,157 -710.9% $11.69 9.7%
    4/1/2004 $-189 -150.7% $10.65 55.7%
    4/1/2003 $373 15.0% $6.84 11.7%
    4/1/2002 $324 -23.4% $6.12 26.0%
    4/1/2001 $423 24.9% $4.86 70.6%
    4/1/2000 $339 -31.7% $2.85 -40.0%
    4/1/1999 $496 408.1% $4.75 -18.2%
    4/1/1998 $97 -191.7% $5.81 -33.8%
    4/1/1997 $-106 -170.5% $8.77 -9.7%
    4/1/1996 $151 -154.2% $9.71 25.6%
    4/1/1995 $-279 -23.4% $7.73 0.0%
    4/1/1994 $-364 - $7.73 -

  • About
    Industry: Copper
    Sector: Basic Materials
    Country: US
    IPO Date: 5/5/1988
    Stonk Exchange: NYSE
    • Freeport-McMoRan, Inc
    • engages in the mining of copper, gold, and molybdenum.
    • The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and currently employs 26,800 full-time employees.
    • The firm operates through geographical assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and traded copper producer.
    • The firm's segments include refined copper products, copper in concentrate, gold, molybdenum, oil and other.
    • The firm's segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde, Grasberg copper mines, the Rod & Refining operations and the United States (U.
    • S
    • ) Oil and Gas Operations
    • The firm has organized its operations into five divisions, which include North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining and Molybdenum mines.
    • The firm's portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, copper and gold deposits, and mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde operation in South America.

  • Free cash flow (FCF) represents the cash a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets. Unlike earnings or net income, free cash flow is a measure of profitability that excludes the non-cash expenses of the income statement and includes spending on equipment and assets as well as changes in working capital from the balance sheet.

    Operating Cash Flow - CapEX = Free Cash Flow

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.