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

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$69.55 $1.64 (2.41%) BF.B stock closing price Feb 23, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of BF.B requires an investor to check the cash flows for Brown Forman. While its important to look at the Brown Forman 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 Brown Forman 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Brown Forman stock analysis. Brown Forman had a positive net income cash flow of $669M for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. BF.B decrease in investments stood at a value of $-422M for the latest year 2017.

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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
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
Net Cash from (used by) Investment 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
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-13M-4M-19M-1M2M-15M11M19M-17M10M
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 can be categorized into three main sections:

  • Brown Forman had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-81M for the latest year 2017. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Brown Forman stock price, albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Brown Forman gained $639M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Brown Forman used $-422M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • 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 $-285M for Brown Forman.

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