Benefitfocus Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:BNFT)

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$36.8 $0.3 (0.82%) BNFT stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Benefitfocus from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Benefitfocus profits one has to check the income statement and for Benefitfocus debt one has to check the balance sheet. 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 Benefitfocus stock analysis. Benefitfocus generated $-5.93M cash from operating activities in 2017. Benefitfocus had an outflow of $-5.93M from operating activities, $10.69M inflow due to financing activities, and $-6.27M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow15.9M13.07M11.66M9.49M8.17M8.29M8.76M6.34M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-19.84M-21.56M1.28M24.82M19.37M15.56M8.59M-0.21M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------
Other Adjustments Net23.86M25.72M17.58M9.98M3.87M1.5M1.71M1.72M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-8.27M-12.7M-14.72M-9.82M-8.9M-6.3M-5.74M-3.33M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--------6.39M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments2M38.22M-35.51M7.87M-13.16M---
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities--------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares3.71M6.87M78.76M2.81M70.83M-0.49M-0.67M-0.47M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities6.98M-0.19M2.7M11.9M-0.22M3.46M1.03M-1.19M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities--0.58M-2.68M-8.45M-3.65M-3.43M-1.07M-1.96M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash--------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year56.85M48.07M51.07M65.64M19.7M15.85M18.16M26.02M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End55.33M56.85M48.07M51.07M65.64M19.7M15.85M18.16M
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 Benefitfocus stock price history and Benefitfocus stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Benefitfocus had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-1.51M 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 Benefitfocus 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a negative at $-5.93M for Benefitfocus in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-6.27M for BNFT 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $10.69M for Benefitfocus. 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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