Acuity Brands Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AYI)

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$137.5 $1.63 (1.2%) AYI stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Acuity Brands from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Acuity Brands profits and Acuity Brands debt. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Acuity Brands cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Acuity Brands compared to various industry peers like LYTS stock and RVLT stock. Acuity Brands has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-102.1M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow74.6M62.6M45.8M43.4M40.8M39.8M40.1M36.5M35.73M33.84M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-92.3M-5.79M14.3M6.39M-48.1M3.6M1.3M15.3M-39.26M36.24M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------0.6M-4.62M
Other Adjustments Net12.2M-1.9M6.7M7.5M12.2M12.5M14.2M29.7M11.05M3.08M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-61.8M-81.5M-55.2M-34.3M-33M-31.3M-22.1M-21.7M-21.06M-26.96M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--623.2M-14.6M--25.5M-3.8M-90.4M-22.6M-162.08M-3.91M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments13.2M---------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-0.2M--2.6M-------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-354.9M14.2M11.6M8.4M14.9M-1.6M-54.5M-29.6M3.03M-151.1M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1M2.5M-----108.6M-162.39M-0.01M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-22.7M-22.9M-22.7M-22.5M-22.4M-22M-22.6M-22.6M-21.63M35.91M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities5.2M25.6M7.2M7.8M8.6M4.9M5.3M2.8M-2.68M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash1.9M-4M-8.3M--0.3M-4.1M2.4M-3.1M-7.38M-
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year413.2M756.8M552.5M359.1M284.5M170.2M191M18.7M297.09M213.67M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End311.1M413.2M756.8M552.5M359.1M284.5M170.2M191M18.68M297.09M
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 Acuity Brands stock price history and Acuity Brands stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Acuity Brands is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Acuity Brands stock price movement.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $316.2M for Acuity Brands in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-48.8M for AYI 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-371.4M for Acuity Brands.

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