Westamerica Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WABC)

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$49.51 $0.63 (1.29%) WABC stock closing price Oct 21, 2016 (Closing)

The financial analysis of WABC requires an investor to check the cash flows for Westamerica. While its important to look at the Westamerica debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Westamerica revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Westamerica stock analysis. Westamerica generated $70.4M cash from operating activities in 2015. Westamerica had an outflow of $11.91M from operating activities, $37.69M spend due to financing activities, and $193M gain due to investing activities for 2015. View details of Westamerica cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Westamerica Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow16.09M15.22M17.59M13.56M13.81M15.22M10.89M9.7M9.48M10.22M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-7.93M0.78M-7M18.6M5.31M6.74M51.68M-36.2M8.01M-1.48M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net3.49M5.65M7.54M6.16M13.36M-1.58M-38.9M59.92M1.07M0.44M
Westamerica Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-4.47M-3.79M-1.69M-4.83M-2.66M-0.84M-14.17M-1.9M-1.32M-0.58M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-----57.89M44.39M---
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-263.65M-432.8M-249.57M-431.01M-303.52M-130.76M308.99M304.56M219.29M358.74M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities165.86M141.32M302.19M441.54M373.84M372.22M501.53M106.59M--
Westamerica Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-10.24M-40.28M-57.32M-43.86M-46.13M-12.03M7.56M-13.08M-75.19M-76.22M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-56.75M26.74M-11.01M-62M-26.86M-205.81M-471.57M-351.46M66.47M-46.55M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-39.12M-39.76M-40.09M-41M-41.67M-42.09M-43.81M-40.23M-40.64M-40.69M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Westamerica Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Westamerica Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year380.83M472.02M491.38M530.04M338.79M361.13M138.88M209.76M184.44M209.27M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End433.04M380.83M472.02M491.38M530.04M338.79M361.13M138.88M209.76M184.44M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

Westamerica stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Westamerica stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Westamerica saw an increase in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $-91.19M in 2014 to $52.2M in 2015. Apart from the Westamerica 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $70.4M for Westamerica in the latest year. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc. , and was $70.4M for WABC in last year report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $84.06M for Westamerica. 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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