Ballard Power Systems Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:BLDP)

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$3.01 $0.09 (2.9%) BLDP stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of BLDP requires an investor to check the cash flows for Ballard Power Systems. While its important to look at the Ballard Power Systems 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 Ballard Power Systems 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Ballard Power Systems cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Ballard Power Systems compared to various industry peers like VPG stock and MFLX stock. Ballard Power Systems has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-12.37M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow5.06M4.54M4.37M5.61M5.73M6.18M5.9M8.56M9.5M8.02M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-12.26M8.5M-6.04M-5M-5.37M-5.94M-6.72M3.48M8.49M8.91M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net5.48M4.73M-17.11M8.14M3.93M15.08M3.75M-2.52M-41.7M-77.21M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.08M--2.28M-0.82M-0.25M-0.74M-0.44M16.55M32.4M-3.08M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---2.3M-9.08M-----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-0.97M-0.18M--12.06M13.77M-3.33M17.55M-12.75M58.7M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.42M5.14M27.87M-3.41M--0.01M-3.35M--61.58M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares5.62M28.69M18.93M19.45M20.12M--0.28M-0.46M-0.2M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-0.6M-1.04M-0.84M-0.92M4.18M-0.13M----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-3.34M---7.39M4.77M4.52M--3.27M36.92M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-1.13M---0.25M--0.07M----
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year72.62M40.04M23.67M30.3M9.77M20.31M51.93M43.29M54.08M49.34M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End60.25M72.62M40.04M23.67M30.3M9.77M20.31M51.93M43.29M54.08M
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:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Ballard Power Systems is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Ballard Power Systems stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Ballard Power Systems reported a negative operating cash flow of $-9.76M for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Ballard Power Systems used $-6.48M 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 $5.01M for Ballard Power Systems.

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