Ameren Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:AEE)

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$64.76 $0.31 (0.48%) AEE stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The Ameren cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Ameren 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 Ameren 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. Ameren had cash and cash equivalents of $68M at beginning of the quarter and $96M at quarter end of 2018 Q2. Ameren cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Ameren saw a outflow of $-1.13B from investing activities till 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow522M259M974M740M492M247M945M705M468M240M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-183M-183M79M-40M-95M-65M140M-124M-84M-34M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------1M--2M-1M
Other Adjustments Net88M29M522M355M168M45M380M352M126M37M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.13B-591M-2.2B-1.58B-1.05B-531M-2.13B-1.54B-1.02B-517M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-7M-4M-17M-13M-9M-6M-15M-13M-9M-5M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities6M-2M7M3M-2M-2M5M-1M-2M12M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares40M17M--------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities530M-664M424M124M--6M-240M-240M-260M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings21M475M-74M-112M334M356M257M307M477M280M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-226M-113M-437M-325M-217M-109M-422M-314M-209M-105M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-28M-19M-51M-45M-44M-40M-94M-35M-35M-33M
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 Year68M9M292M5M30M209M255M545M622M92M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End96M89M10M9M10M8M9M18M13M13M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Ameren stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Ameren stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Ameren had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $28M in the latest quarter 2018 Q2. 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: 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 $820M for AEE.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-1.13B for AEE 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 $337M 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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