Ascent Capital Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:ASCMA)

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$4.71 $0.13 (2.69%) ASCMA stock closing price Mar 20, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Ascent Capital needs to disclose. 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 quarter and $34.92M at quarter end of 2017 Q3. 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 had an inflow of $113.91M from operating activities, $26.68M inflow due to financing activities, and $-117.99M outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow193.55M129.18M64.34M265.85M199.8M132.75M66.01M279.46M205.13M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-8.28M-14.83M3.58M-13.97M1.39M-10.05M7.23M-19.1M-4.76M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-3.5M-3.5M-3.5M-----2.9M-2.9M
Other Adjustments Net23.68M20.99M-28.26M29.45M13.86M5.87M33.8M29.04M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment22.61M26.86M10.39M-9.18M-5.07M-3.1M-2.27M7.74M10.13M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--------56.77M-56.77M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-21.52M-1.56M-1.63M10.14M7.87M6.91M-0.63M30.35M24.16M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-119.08M-88.28M-46.7M-201.32M-160.06M-106.75M-46.61M-266.59M-205.09M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----7.14M-7.14M-7.14M--29.98M-27.55M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities27.35M13.2M22.15M42.64M48.99M18.5M20.57M106.81M109.08M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.67M-0.43M-0.26M-17.3M-16.71M---6.47M-6.47M
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 End34.92M31.55M42.25M12.31M31.65M5.14M32.52M5.57M34.04M
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 saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $22.6M till 2017 Q3. Apart from the Ascent Capital stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Ascent Capital increased its cash from operating activities to $113.91M till 2017 Q3. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Ascent Capital used $-117.99M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Ascent Capital and its owners and creditors and was $26.68M till 2017 Q3. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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