Discretionary cash flow

Discretionary cash flow

Cash flow that is available after the funding of all positive net present value (NPV) capital investment projects; it is available for paying cash dividends, repurchasing common stock, retiring debt, and so on.

Discretionary Cash Flow

The cash flow available to a company after its capital expenditures have been financed to their net present value and after all liabilities, such as employee wages and others, have been paid. The discretionary cash flow may be used to pay dividends to shareholders, to provide bonuses to executives, or for any number of other purposes.
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The capital program is designed to enhance shareholder value by delivering attractive margins and returns, while advancing the development of the company's core assets within discretionary cash flow.
FYE* 2011 revenue exceeded $146,000 with owner/operator's discretionary cash flow more than $30,000.
The upgrade factors in the significant slowdown in advertising revenue declines coupled with continuous cost-cutting efforts that have increased the company's EBITDA more than three times to USD174m in the first six months of 2010 and strengthened discretionary cash flow to over USD100m in the period, S&P noted.
Discretionary cash flow to shareholders represents a return on invested equity when it is:
The company posted a discretionary cash flow for the third quarter of 2009 at USD7.
A capitalization rate is the rate of return used to convert estimated 'normalized' discretionary cash flow into value, which assumes that the cash flows will continue into perpetuity.