Associated British Foods Cash Flow - Annual (OTCMKTS:ASBFY)

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$29.55 $0.36 (1.2%) ASBFY stock closing price Sep 19, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of ASBFY requires an investor to check the cash flows for Associated British Foods. While its important to look at the Associated British Foods 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 Associated British Foods 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Associated British Foods cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Associated British Foods compared to various industry peers like GIS stock and K stock. Associated British Foods has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $1.17B.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow723.68M692.3M744.86M821.87M835.45M813.62M665.75M643.86M581.85M611.63M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-295.3M-327.63M-497.6M182.27M-134.29M36.26M-432.01M212.02M139.64M-394.6M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-346M17.09M446.61M-309.85M-76.51M-94.6M-267.59M-218.26M-197.05M-165.73M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-980.96M-1.05B-788.13M-1.09B-902.6M-1.09B-1.25B-1.04B-816.14M-931.25M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires472.74M-14.24M-72.63M53.02M-51.53M-67.8M-33.85M-49.88M-187.74M-299.89M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---10.81M--17.34M-40.3M-115.36M-6.2M-5.91M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities43.09M-9.97M38.63M-74.56M-21.86M31.53M-95.1M-45.21M44.99M-122.32M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-3.8M-358.97M16.99M--15.61M--25.79M--23.27M-5.91M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-11.4M17.09M23.18M-16.57M-35.91M69.37M169.26M--155.16M359.08M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings62.1M-155.27M-177.71M-261.8M-402.89M-439.92M551.3M-422.48M439.1M116.4M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-384.02M-411.68M-443.52M-458.98M-407.57M-351.62M-306.28M-266.58M-249.8M-307.78M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-87.45M-115.38M-98.9M-223.69M-165.52M-163.98M-195.05M-6.23M-125.67M-201.24M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-19.01M59.82M-1.54M-51.36M7.8M-28.38M11.28M37.41M21.72M33.54M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year585.53M833.33M616.6M402.65M382.59M458.84M498.1M562.79M325.83M688.57M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.76B658.11M904.04M661.14M379.46M386.31M469.09M481.73M560.12M414.33M
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 Associated British Foods stock price history and Associated British Foods stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Associated British Foods had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.17B 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 Associated British Foods 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: Associated British Foods reported a positive operating cash flow of $2.08B for 2017 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 $-465.13M for ASBFY 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. Associated British Foods spent $-424.57M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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