Brown Forman Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BF.A)

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$55.83 $0.28 (0.5%) BF.A stock closing price Sep 22, 2017 (Closing)

The Brown Forman cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 Brown Forman profits and Brown Forman debt. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Brown Forman stock analysis. Brown Forman generated $639M cash from operating activities in 2017. Brown Forman has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-81M. View details of Brown Forman cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Brown Forman Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow58M56M51M50M51M49M56M59M55M52M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-94M-141M-157M-69M-144M-109M-102M7M-20M30M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net6M-458M30M9M39M63M1M30M21M12M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-112M-108M-120M-124M-95M-58M-27M-32M-49M-35M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-307M543M----234M--2M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---------86M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3M-2M-5M-3M-2M-10M-4M-3M12M-25M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-571M-1.12B-476M-68M-16M-230M-143M-164M-45M-212M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities717M240M--2M494M-252M245M-153M245M-356M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-152M80M183M5M-1M4M-188M-149M-249M184M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-274M-266M-256M-233M-1.06B-192M-326M-174M-169M-158M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-5M10M18M10M10M8M6M3M2M-194M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-13M-4M-19M-1M2M-15M11M19M-17M10M
Brown Forman Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year263M370M437M204M338M567M232M340M119M283M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End182M263M370M437M204M338M567M232M340M119M
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 Brown Forman stock price history and Brown Forman stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: Brown Forman cash reduced YoY to $669M, meaning the company is unable to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the Brown Forman stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $639M for BF.A.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-422M for BF.A 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Brown Forman earned $775M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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