WPP Plc Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WPPGY)

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$118.18 $0.3 (0.25%) WPPGY stock closing price Feb 17, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like WPP Plc needs to disclose. While its important to look at the WPP Plc 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 WPP Plc 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. WPP Plc cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  WPP Plc had cash and cash equivalents of $3.44B at the beginning of the year and $2.98B at year end for 2015.   WPP Plc has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-460.22M. View details of WPP Plc cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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WPP Plc Net Income Cash Flow
1.9B1.9B1.58B1.42B1.47B1.02B793.75M953.28M1.03B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow586.52M648.19M685.06M679.37M615.28M588.71M623.85M466.34M369.76M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-250.9M486.18M-208.74M-615.33M-996.17M--159.87M-50.85M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-160.08M-224.3M90.28M-42.48M-22.3M493.79M24.42M291.97M332.53M
WPP Plc Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
2.08B2.81B2.15B1.44B1.07B2.1B1.28B1.71B1.78B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-301.06M-283.47M-365.22M-264.39M-325.53M-282.76M-334.63M-343.73M-285.88M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.02B-806.08M-315.15M-897.95M--309.35M-226.74M-1.95B-1.35B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-----753.74M----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-55.19M-60.15M-68.53M-63.08M-59.52M-41.74M-47.6M-44.14M-39.43M
WPP Plc Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-1.38B-1.15B-748.91M-1.23B-1.14B-633.86M-608.97M-2.33B-1.68B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-856.24M-800.64M-241.91M-124.43M-246.11M-5.72M-8.45M-175.66M-761.96M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities752.26M766.69M683.5M603.13M483.56M--667.54M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-----30.61M-1.5B998.79M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-834.52M-758.12M-621.69M-485.99M-350.4M-309.81M-297.2M-300.13M-278.07M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
WPP Plc Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-1.08B-941.72M-323.91M-134.41M-332.27M-416.8M-1.1B873.7M-135.73M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-83.17M-115.86M-257.72M-189.1M-47.97M127.08M-154.55M223.15M238.63M
WPP Plc Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-460.22M600.56M819.79M-109.21M-451.79M1.18B-582.67M474.5M211.01M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.44B3.1B2.13B2.26B2.74B1.46B2.06B1.97B1.92B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.98B3.7B2.95B2.15B2.29B2.64B1.48B2.45B2.13B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The WPP Plc stock price history and WPP Plc stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • WPP Plc has cash of $2.98B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the WPP Plc stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: WPP Plc reported a positive operating cash flow of $2.08B for 2015 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • 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 $2.08B for WPPGY in last year report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-1.08B for WPP Plc. 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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Annual Cash Flow Statements For WPP plc - American Depositary Shares each representing five Ordinary Shares Peers

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