“We understand the importance of focusing on cash flow along with earnings. At the end of the day, you can't spend earnings.”

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Peter W. Sicher, CFA

Research Analyst


Peter Sicher has a time-tested record of conducting intelligent, fundamental research to understand a company's business model, strategy, future prospects and management effectiveness.

With a keen understanding of how motivations and incentives may influence investment decisions, Peter incorporates the growing field of behavioral finance into our strategy at Olstein Capital Management. Prior to joining the firm, Peter held the position of Equity Research Analyst for Health Care Services at Sidoti & Company, LLC, where he prepared numerous equity research reports for public consumption. Previously, he served as an Associate at Bond Street Holdings and as an Analyst at Capital One Asset Management. Peter is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society New York. 

Peter graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Political Economy and from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh with an MBA. While at Carnegie Mellon, Peter served as a portfolio manager for the Tepper Opportunity Fund, a managed, long-only US equity student-run investment fund. 

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Cash flow is the net amount of cash and cash-equivalents being transferred into and out of a business. At the most fundamental level, a company’s ability to create value for shareholders is determined by its ability to generate positive cash flows, or more specifically, maximize long-term free cash flow. Free cash flow represents the cash a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets. Unlike earnings or net income, free cash flow is a measure of profitability that excludes the non-cash expenses of the income statement and includes spending on equipment and assets as well as changes in working capital from the balance sheet.

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