Blue Bird Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:BLBD)

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$14.9 $0.18 (1.22%) BLBD stock closing price Oct 21, 2016 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Blue Bird from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the income statement and balance sheet show that the company has Blue Bird profits and Blue Bird debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Blue Bird stock analysis shows negative net income cash flow of $-3.87M for 2016-Q3. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required.   The cash from operating activities for Blue Bird is $21.26M for 2016-Q3, which saw an increase of -259.01% from previous quarter. View details of Blue Bird cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep. 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2
Blue Bird Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow11.84M7.85M3.91M15.36M11.66M7.93M---6.43M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-10.08M-22.52M-43.74M2.16M-38.27M-32.63M4.62M3.18M0.19M-11.59M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net23.37M2.23M0.6M-9.09M-3.99M-4.99M---2.15M
Blue Bird Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-6.51M-3.93M-1.67M-5.19M-3.42M-1.83M----2.2M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-------115M-115M-115M1.37M
Blue Bird Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares------115M115M115M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-33.81M-5.87M7.06M-36.75M-8.81M-5.87M----1.54M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-------0.11M-0.12M-0.12M-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.91M-0.95M--------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities10.82M-0.11M-0.05M10.29M10.56M10.59M1.25M1.26M1.26M-0.6M
Blue Bird Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Blue Bird Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year61.13M-39.17M-------
Cash & Equivalents at Year End42.7M28.61M16.63M52.86M27.82M22.61M0.11M0.47M0.81M52.29M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

Blue Bird stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Blue Bird stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Blue Bird had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-10.15M for the latest quarter 2016-Q3. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Blue Bird stock price , albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Blue Bird reported a positive operating cash flow of $21.26M for 2016-Q3 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 $-6.51M for BLBD 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-24.9M for Blue Bird. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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