Alaska Communications Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:ALSK)

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$1.63 $0.03 (1.81%) ALSK stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The Alaska Communications cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the Alaska Communications 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 Alaska Communications 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 Alaska Communications stock analysis. Alaska Communications generated $30.4M cash from operating activities in 2017. Alaska Communications saw a outflow of $-32.54M from investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow35.16M35.3M37.09M42.13M49.91M57.75M71.46M81.75M88.32M106.18M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-15.3M-6.12M-4.36M8.73M5.44M-0.11M-10.61M-7.77M-2.27M-5.63M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net16.76M5.82M-33.02M3.18M-144.03M9.3M17.75M43.08M-23.42M4.16M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-31.4M-36.56M-43.77M-48.29M-41.49M-53.31M-45.07M-40.87M-61.36M-119.65M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--285.16M-0.82M-----0.44M-64.96M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--1.87M14.07M2.03M-2.01M--1.56M-56.56M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1.14M-1.17M-2.91M-2.81M98.13M-0.97M-0.26M1.63M14.42M-73.38M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--------1.33M-9.15M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.01M-13.57M-244.29M-24.41M-99.56M-19.47M15.85M8.97M-5.88M127.16M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions------9.11M-38.81M-38.39M-38.08M-37.28M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-6.08M-0.99M-4.61M-0.59M-0.84M-3.41M-6.49M-7.66M-1.86M-7.75M
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 Year23.14M36M31.7M43.03M16.83M20.49M15.31M6.27M1.32M35.2M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End16.16M21.22M36M31.7M43.03M16.83M20.49M15.31M6.27M1.32M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:

  • Alaska Communications had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-6.97M 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 Alaska Communications 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $30.4M for Alaska Communications in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-32.54M for ALSK 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. Alaska Communications spent $-4.83M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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