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I do not understand what the difference is between calculating growth by using the average slope of the loglinear growth and calculating it using CAGR. Would it not give you the same answer ?
thanks 
panos


I'm sorry for the delayed reply. I do not use the trend growth rates in my analyses and had to track down the answer. The CAGR is what you would expectthe percentage growth rate that, compounded over the N periods that elapse between when X and Y are recorded, turns X into Y (Y = X * (1+CAGR)^N).
I am not certain about the "Trend Growth", but the description of the calculation makes it sound like some form of average annual return (i.e. 3 period YoY growth of 5%, 10%, and 15% would return 10%)however, if the starting point is 1, the CAGR is defined by the following math: Initial condition: 1 Final condition: 1*((1.05)*(1.10)*(1.15)) = 1.32825 Number of periods: 3 CAGR: 1.32825 = 1 * (1+CAGR)^3 > CAGR ~= 9.924% 


Hi the way I understood it is as follows
in your example the series would become 1 1.05 1.155 1.32825 so you take log(1.051) + ( log 1.1551.05) + log ( 1.328251.155) and average by 3 = 0.04109 if you raise to the power of 10 you get a return of 1.09924 same as yours On a different subject I am confused about the fllowing Free Operating Cash Flow Excluding Dividends5 Year CAGR This is the compound annual growth rate of Free Operating Cash Flow Excluding Dividends over the last 5 years. Free Operating Cash Flow Excluding Dividends is calculated as Cash Flow From Operations minus Capital Expenditures. cash flow from operations should not include dividends. The way the definition says is calculated it does not seem to subtract anything ? thanks 
panos


The Reuters definition for Free Cash Flow does subtract out dividends paid. See: screener.co/component/content/article/55...985textandarticle .
The metric you are looking at does not subtract out dividends paid. There is some disagreement as to whether FCF should include or exclude dividends. Reuters has chosen to present it with dividends subtracted out. 

