Ameren Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AEE)

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$63.1 $0.11 (0.17%) AEE stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of AEE requires an investor to check the cash flows for Ameren. 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 Ameren profits and Ameren debt. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Ameren stock analysis. Ameren had a positive net income cash flow of $529M for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Ameren is $ 2017, which saw a decrease from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow974M945M896M813M761M842M829M860M826M762M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities79M140M118M-267M-66M-42M90M-33M164M-24M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--1M-55M-5M280M-----
Other Adjustments Net522M380M422M418M423M1.86B433M864M363M190M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.2B-2.13B-1.97B-1.86B-1.42B-1.31B-1.04B-1.12B-1.78B-2.07B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-17M-15M-14M-14M-18M-19M-21M-15M-7M-31M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities7M5M7M156M-281M18M12M24M2M3M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares------65M28M634M138M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities664M-6M1.08B201M-121M122M-155M-310M390M1.04B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-74M257M-413M346M368M-148M-581M-121M-324M-298M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-437M-422M-408M-396M-394M-388M-381M-376M-359M-564M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-51M-94M-10M-10M-2M-12M-68M-28M1M-12M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year9M292M5M30M209M255M545M622M92M355M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End10M9M292M5M30M209M255M545M622M92M
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 Ameren stock price history and Ameren stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Ameren had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1M for the latest year 2017. 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 Ameren 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Ameren gained $2.1B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • 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 $-2.21B for AEE in last 2017 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $102M for Ameren. 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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