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Best Buy’s Free Cash Flow Comes Up Short in Covering Dividend

publication date: Apr 2, 2024
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For fiscal 2024, Best Buy generated ~$1.47 billion in operating cash flow and spent $795 million in capital spending, resulting in free cash flow of $675 million, below what it paid in dividends on the year ($801 million). That didn’t stop Best Buy from upping its dividend 2%, however, and the company continues to buy back stock. Best Buy yields ~4.6% at the time of this writing, but capital spending and volatile operating cash flow are two considerations top of mind for income-oriented investors.

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