American States Water Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AWR)

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$60.04 $0.62 (1.04%) AWR stock closing price Aug 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of AWR requires an investor to check the cash flows for American States Water. While its important to look at the American States Water 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 States Water 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 American States Water cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of American States Water compared to various industry peers like WTR stock and SBS stock. American States Water had an inflow of $144.55M from operating activities, $-64.74M spend due to financing activities, and $-80.03M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow39.27M39.1M42.67M41.75M40.96M43.23M38.34M38.16M33.55M39.26M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities29.72M-32.3M-22.89M24.93M12.79M-14.96M-18.13M-43.44M-2.29M-2.35M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net6.18M30.4M14.88M35.52M19.26M19.07M14.09M25.84M11.79M3.23M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-78.8M-129.86M-87.26M-72.49M-97.36M-68.03M-80.13M-78.23M-77.44M-77.01M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires------29.6M---2.29M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1.22M-1.35M-2.86M-1.56M-1.4M-----
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---71.69M-16.59M2.11M13.29M4M2.69M36.1M1.86M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-0.32M-0.31M-0.23M-6.44M-3.41M-4.89M39.53M-0.7M39.13M-0.66M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-23.72M68.66M31.73M7.59M12.13M7.64M-51.41M49.56M-53.85M42.39M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-36.41M-33.4M-32.69M-32.11M-29.36M-24.13M-20.55M-19.32M-18.09M-17.25M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-5.18M-4.83M-3.74M-3.9M-3.66M-3.2M-4.09M-3.96M-4.04M-3.58M
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 Year-4.36M75.98M38.22M23.48M1.31M4.19M1.68M7.28M1.69M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End--4.36M75.98M38.22M23.48M1.31M5.49M1.68M7.28M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While American States Water stock price history provides the price history of a stock, American States Water 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 States Water 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 States Water stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. American States Water gained $144.55M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-80.03M for AWR 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-64.74M for American States Water. 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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