Ascent Capital Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:ASCMA)

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$4.48 $0.31 (6.47%) ASCMA stock closing price Mar 22, 2018 (Closing)

The Ascent Capital cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the Ascent Capital 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 Ascent Capital 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. Ascent Capital had cash and cash equivalents of $5.57M at beginning of the year and $12.31M at year end for 2016. Ascent Capital cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Ascent Capital saw a outflow of $-200.35M from investing activities for 2016.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow265.85M279.46M267.94M220M176.34M183.65M29.65M57.12M154.83M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-13.97M-19.1M-14.72M-0.05M-6.17M-9.68M13.47M-1.22M-11.54M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--2.9M-0.73M-0.17M-8.62M-47.23M38.24M2.29M-50.83M
Other Adjustments Net28.26M33.8M19.14M14.86M13.84M-16.13M3.18M30.67M-6.79M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-9.18M7.74M-7.52M2.94M11.2M-4.24M-14.29M-28.54M-20.63M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--56.77M--478.73M-99.48M-296.28M-2.7M123.97M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments10.14M30.35M3.23M11.64M-99.66M-40.25M54.92M-51.81M23.54M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-201.32M-266.59M-268.57M-232.41M-248.7M-161.19M-34.67M-1.82M-5.54M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-7.14M-29.98M-34.93M-33.26M-12.55M-10.19M-2.12M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities42.64M106.81M41.83M501.02M144.51M19M101.3M-1.81M-0.75M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-17.3M-6.47M--17.15M-46.72M-0.14M-4.33M--1.73M
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 Year5.57M12.61M44.7M78.42M183.55M149.85M292.91M341.51M201.63M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End12.31M5.57M12.61M44.7M78.42M183.55M149.85M292.91M341.51M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Ascent Capital stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Ascent Capital stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Ascent Capital had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $6.74M for the latest year 2016. 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 Ascent Capital 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Ascent Capital gained $188.9M 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 $-200.35M for ASCMA in last 2016 report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Ascent Capital and its owners and creditors and was $18.19M for 2016. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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