AstroNova Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:ALOT)

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$18.4 $0.05 (0.27%) ALOT stock closing price Jul 17, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like AstroNova from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the AstroNova 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 AstroNova 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. 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 AstroNova stock analysis. AstroNova generated $3.72M cash from operating activities in 2018. AstroNova has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-7.92M.

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Fiscal year is Feb - Jan2018201720162015201420132012201120102009
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow4.02M2.43M2.06M2.06M1.27M1.33M1.57M1.57M1.46M1.4M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-5.91M-0.47M--5.22M-6.02M1.99M--3.86M2.38M1.91M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-----1.8M-10.16M----
Other Adjustments Net2.32M---0.01M-0.23M-0.06M-1.34M-0.76M-
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.2M-0.76M-3.06M-2.24M-1.12M15.95M-1.15M-2.08M-1.62M-1.66M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-9M--7.36M--6.73M----1.45M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments5.21M3.62M4.78M3.57M-10.23M2.81M1.58M-3.31M1.54M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-14.78M-2.09M4.41M--0.3M----
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-10.69M---5.38M--0.43M-0.16M-0.3M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities23.37M---------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.94M-2.08M-2.04M-2.12M-2.1M-2.59M-2.05M-2.03M-1.71M-1.67M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-1.67M---------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash--0.01M-0.5M-0.21M------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year18.09M10.04M7.95M8.34M30.99M11.7M7.72M14.15M10.97M5.74M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End10.17M18.09M10.04M7.95M8.34M30.99M11.7M7.72M14.15M10.97M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While AstroNova stock price history provides the price history of a stock, AstroNova stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • AstroNova has cash of $10.17M 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 AstroNova stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. AstroNova gained $3.72M 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 $-20.78M for ALOT in last 2018 report.
  • 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. AstroNova earned $9.05M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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