Cash Flow to Capex

Cash Flow to Capex

The Cash Flow to Capex ratio is equal to Cash From Operations / Capital Expenditure (Capex).

This ratio compares a company’s operating cash flow to its capital expenditure (Capex) and shows you if a company’s business generates enough cash to meet its investment needs.

A ratio greater than 1 means a company can meet its investment needs from cash the business generates. Remember to compare the ratio to other companies in the same industry before saying the ratio is good or bad.


How to use the ratio

Available as a screening ratio: Yes

Available as an output column ratio: Yes (Look for it under the Quality heading)


How to select the highest ** companies

To find companies with the highest Cash from Operations to Capex ratio set the slider from 0% to 10%.



All ratios are calculated on a trailing 12 months (TTM) basis.

This means the last twelve months (not the company’s financial year) is compared to the same period in the past. We do this to make sure that the screener data includes the latest, most up to date, financial results of the company.


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More information

You can read more about all the red flag ratios in the screener here: Ignore these red flag ratios if you want lower returns