"Mr. Olstein looks for stocks that are under appreciated, and that are strong in a metric he has always favored: “free cash flow yield.” (It is cash, after subtracting capital expenditures and working capital, divided by market capitalization.) “Cash is king,” he says. “That’s what you’re paying for when you buy a stock — the ability to generate cash. But few people even bother with it these days.” He says he prefers “boring companies” — if their free cash flow excites him"
Equities Research archives of Bob Olstein articles