American Water Works Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AWK)

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$89.49 $0.53 (0.6%) AWK stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of AWK requires an investor to check the cash flows for American Water Works. While its important to look at the American Water Works 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 American Water Works 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. American Water Works cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. American Water Works had cash and cash equivalents of $99M at the beginning of the year and $83M at year end for 2017. American Water Works had an inflow of $1.45B from operating activities, $207M inflow due to financing activities, and $-1.67B outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow492M470M440M422.69M407.71M381.5M350.27M353.08M333.72M311.43M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities53M21M-70M-48.69M-156.8M-30.7M-175.05M-91.5M-187.58M-99.53M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net478M317M333M300.18M275.98M246.73M323.51M245.52M683.1M902.68M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.42B-1.39B-1.26B-1.02B-1.04B-423.93M-968.02M-809.09M-813.92M-1.02B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-177M-204M-197M-8.93M-23.65M-44.56M-7.22M-1.64M-18.14M-12.51M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-76M3M-6M15.39M14.42M86.14M62.84M63.99M128.46M-0.16M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-28M-39M-87M19.26M22.98M23.48M11.97M6.48M244.17M245.6M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities465M409M435M262.12M-88.93M-156.52M-57.53M-4.14M364.79M38.44M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings55M221M180M-180.34M360.32M-245.87M286.16M110.2M-359.51M258.49M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-289M-261M-239M-216.35M-149.45M-213.45M-157.85M-150.3M-137.33M-64.05M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities4M11M19M28.13M14.74M29.35M22.38M-8.04M-0.92M
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 Year99M45M23M26.96M24.43M14.2M13.11M22.25M9.54M13.48M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End83M75M45M23.08M26.96M24.43M14.2M13.11M22.25M9.54M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While American Water Works stock price history provides the price history of a stock, American Water Works 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:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that American Water Works is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - American Water Works stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. American Water Works gained $1.45B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-1.67B for AWK stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $207M for American Water Works. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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