Allstate Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:ALL)

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$92.25 $2.4 (2.54%) ALL stock closing price Mar 23, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Allstate from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the Allstate income statement and Allstate balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Allstate saw a cash impact of $-1.17B from the buyback of ALL shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Allstate stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Allstate saw a outflow of $-2.53B from investing activities for 2016.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow382M371M366M368M388M252M94M-91M-376M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities923M346M-280M-269M-611M-268M44M836M-1.54B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net811M728M300M1.86B971M1.16B2.62B2.7B7.51B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-313M-303M-288M-207M-285M-246M-162M-189M-291M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--378M-24M13M-916M7M12M-120M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-2.16B1.1B1.49B1.71B1.8B7.74B3.01B3.96B4.67B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-51M-52M46M97M58M-415M-519M-340M-474M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.17B-2.68B-1.07B-883M-828M-934M-124M-1M-1.29B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.22B-20M-1.01B-356M141M--2M251M19M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-602M-599M-564M-358M-534M-435M-430M-542M-889M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-970M-1.22B-2.24B-4.36B-3.38B-6.51B-5.52B-7.25B-5.55B
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 Year495M657M675M806M776M562M612M415M422M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End436M495M657M675M806M776M562M612M415M
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 Allstate stock price history and Allstate stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Allstate has cash of $436M 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 Allstate stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Allstate reported a positive operating cash flow of $3.99B for 2016 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-2.53B for ALL 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Allstate spent $-1.53B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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