WPP Plc Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WPPGY)

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$115.37 $1.75 (1.54%) WPPGY stock closing price Jan 23, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like WPP Plc from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about WPP Plc profits and WPP Plc debt. 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 had an outflow of $728.58M from operating activities, $134.69M spend due to financing activities, and $230.21M spend due to investing activities for 2015. 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
2.08B2.81B2.15B1.44B1.07B2.1B1.28B1.71B1.78B1.22B
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-267.97M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.02B-806.08M-315.15M-897.95M--309.35M-226.74M-1.95B-1.35B-397.35M
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-30.77M
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-696.1M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-856.24M-800.64M-241.91M-124.43M-246.11M-5.72M-8.45M-175.66M-761.96M-344.27M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities752.26M766.69M683.5M603.13M483.56M--667.54M--697.39M
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-272.21M
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-135.73M80.9M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-83.17M-115.86M-257.72M-189.1M-47.97M127.08M-154.55M223.15M238.63M-92.7M
WPP Plc Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-460.22M600.56M819.79M-109.21M-451.79M1.18B-582.67M474.5M211.01M511.06M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.44B3.1B2.13B2.26B2.74B1.46B2.06B1.97B1.92B1.25B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.98B3.7B2.95B2.15B2.29B2.64B1.48B2.45B2.13B1.76B
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 had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-460.22M for the latest year 2015. 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 WPP Plc 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $2.08B for WPPGY.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-1.38B for WPPGY stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • 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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