Brown Forman Cash Flow - Quarterly (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. The profit-loss statement shows Brown Forman profits, the balance sheet shows Brown Forman debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Brown Forman issued $565M worth of BF.A shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Brown Forman stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Brown Forman saw a inflow of $394M from investing activities for 2018-Q1. View details of Brown Forman cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters

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Fiscal year is May - Apr.2018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Brown Forman Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow15M58M42M28M15M56M40M27M13M51M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-92M-94M-120M-201M-24M-141M-161M-222M-27M-157M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1M6M-1M--7M-458M24M-5M30M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-28M-112M-71M-36M-16M-108M-88M-65M-39M-120M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--307M-307M-307M-307M543M----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities--3M-2M-1M-1M-2M-2M-1M--5M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-6M-571M-566M-447M-204M-1.12B-770M-745M-235M-476M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-717M717M717M717M240M240M490M490M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings45M-152M-54M6M-43M80M319M113M-176M183M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-70M-274M-203M-134M-67M-266M-199M-130M-65M-256M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities--5M-5M-5M-5M10M10M8M7M18M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash13M-13M-20M-14M-6M-4M-11M-6M-5M-19M
Brown Forman Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year263M370M437M204M338M567M232M340M119M283M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End238M182M197M211M459M263M317M195M494M370M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Brown Forman stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Brown Forman stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Brown Forman has cash of $238M on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Brown Forman stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Brown Forman reported a positive operating cash flow of $102M for 2018-Q1 and has seen a decrease from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-28M for BF.A 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.
  • 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 $-31M for Brown Forman.

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