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

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$54.23 $0.24 (0.44%) BF.B stock closing price Sep 22, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Brown Forman from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. 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. 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 $102M cash from operating activities in 2018-Q1. Brown Forman has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $56M. 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
178M669M524M342M144M1.07B545M356M156M684M
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
102M639M445M169M128M524M448M161M147M608M
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
-28M-422M-380M-344M-324M433M-90M-66M-39M-125M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1M-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-5M-5M10M10M8M7M18M
Brown Forman Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-31M-285M-111M137M398M-1.06B-400M-264M21M-531M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash13M-13M-20M-14M-6M-4M-11M-6M-5M-19M
Brown Forman Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
56M-81M-66M-52M196M-107M-53M-175M124M-67M
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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While Brown Forman stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Brown Forman 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:
  • Brown Forman saw an increase in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $-81M in 2017-Q4 to $56M in 2018-Q1. Apart from the Brown Forman stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Brown Forman lost $537M 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 generated $394M 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-31M for Brown Forman. 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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