10 Free Cash Flow Gushers for Dividends, Buybacks and More

Excess free cash flow can often be used to generate long-term value for companies. Here are 10 FCF stocks that could be poised for growth.

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Free cash flow (FCF) is one of the most important financial metrics you can study, especially if you're a buy-and-hold investor.

FCF is the cash remaining after a company has paid its expenses, interest on debt, taxes and long-term investments to grow its business. And if a company generates more cash than it needs to run its business, it can do a number of useful things with it, such as pay dividends, buy back its stock, acquire other companies, expand its business and knock out its debts.

Disclaimer

Data is as of May 21. Free cash flow yield is FCF divided by enterprise value (which is market cap plus debt minus cash).

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.