Allete Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:ALE)

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$78.02 $0.45 (0.58%) ALE stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Allete from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the Allete income statement and Allete balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. 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 Allete stock analysis. Allete generated $402.9M cash from operating activities in 2017. Allete has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $71.4M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow158.5M181.9M148.3M123.7M117.6M101.2M91.3M81.4M65.6M55.5M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-6.8M-11.5M-34.4M-27.5M-22.4M-17.1M17.3M4.1M-64.7M-10.1M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net79M5.8M84.7M48.1M39.5M58.4M39.5M68.4M75.8M24.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-207.2M-264.9M-286.4M-572.8M-328.5M-405.5M-237M-248.9M-318.2M-280.7M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-18.5M-5.9M-333.3M-60.3M------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-6.3M-1.4M-27.7M-3.99M-14.6M-3.9M-2M-1.8M10M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities3M-4M--20.3M-4.1M-----5.4M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares86M30.9M161.2M200.6M98.2M77M39.1M20.5M65.2M71.1M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-58.1M-50M164.3M240.5M92.1M154.7M78.3M84M102.3M176M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--1.6M-2.1M3.7M--1.1M--0.9M-4.1M6M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-108.7M-102.7M-97.9M-83.8M-75.2M-69.1M-62.1M-60.8M-56.5M-50.4M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-21.7M-1.9M4.4M43.4M-1.4M-1.3M--1.4M-0.6M-
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 Year27.5M97M145.8M97.3M80.8M101.1M44.9M25.7M102M23.3M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End98.9M27.5M97M145.8M97.3M80.8M101.1M44.9M25.7M102M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Allete stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Allete stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Allete saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $71.4M in 2017. Apart from the Allete 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.
  • 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 $402.9M for ALE.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Allete used $-229M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-102.5M for Allete. 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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