Sotheby's Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:BID)

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$36.44 $0.27 (0.75%) BID stock closing price Oct 26, 2016 (Closing)

The Sotheby's cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. The profit-loss statement shows Sotheby's profits, the balance sheet shows Sotheby's debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Sotheby's cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Sotheby's had cash and cash equivalents of $693.82M at the beginning of the quarter and $475.3M at quarter end for 2016-Q2.   Sotheby's had an inflow of $256.13M from operating activities, $136.71M spend due to financing activities, and $46.11M spend due to investing activities for 2016-Q2. View details of Sotheby's cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2 2014-Q1
Sotheby's Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow11.58M5.67M21.26M16.22M11.34M5.67M24.13M18.04M11.99M6.03M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-112.58M-70.82M-327.59M-214.47M-192.2M-301.81M-144.18M-346.27M-174.32M-275.68M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-9.18M-212.21M417.66M46.71M41.78M13.58M46.51M34.62M27.25M7.62M
Sotheby's Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-10.64M-3.91M-11.33M-6.79M-2.78M-1.31M-10.86M-7.55M-3.63M-2.21M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-50.71M-50.59M--------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments0.17M0.1M0.27M0.22M0.15M0.07M0.3M0.2M0.12M0.05M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities64.13M103.46M-5.63M-56.19M-133.34M-63.84M-117.99M-126.81M-74.61M28.2M
Sotheby's Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-282.16M-147.58M-125M-125M---24.03M-24.03M-24.03M-24.03M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-3.61M-1.81M101.56M93.74M-1.9M-0.97M-9M-2.68M-1.79M-0.92M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-18M-20.5M96.5M134.5M148M56.5M445M449M345M185M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.74M-1.74M-29.78M-23.16M-16.43M-9.46M-331.53M-324.61M-317.7M-310.8M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-7.43M-4.58M-17.55M-7.86M-10.4M-7.81M-8.22M-8.23M-8.21M-7.02M
Sotheby's Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-16.28M-4.26M-9.2M-4.57M2.88M-8.57M-15.38M-7.12M3.55M0.78M
Sotheby's Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year693.82M721.31M768.34M890.63M483.66M321.57M253.46M348.25M221.09M124.95M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End475.3M414.01M848.69M602.05M613.68M381.06M693.82M419.63M576.44M322.21M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

Sotheby's stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Sotheby's stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Sotheby's saw an increase in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $-434.67M in 2016-Q1 to $-373.39M in 2016-Q2. Apart from the Sotheby's stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Sotheby's reported a negative operating cash flow of $-47.1M for 2016-Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $2.94M for BID stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Sotheby's spent $136.71M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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