Berkshire Hathaway Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BRK.A)

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$310630 $971 (0.31%) BRK.A stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of BRK.A requires an investor to check the cash flows for Berkshire Hathaway. Financials statements like the Berkshire Hathaway income statement and Berkshire Hathaway balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Berkshire Hathaway saw a cash impact of $- from the buyback of BRK.A shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Berkshire Hathaway stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. The cash from operating activities for Berkshire Hathaway is $ 2016, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow8.9B7.78B7.37B6.51B5.15B4.68B4.28B3.13B2.81B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities6.92B7.92B8.39B5.04B1.16B5.51B1.95B1.59B3.45B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-7.71B-8.62B-3.92B-3.69B-667M-463M-1.83B2.69B-6M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-12.95B-16.08B-15.19B-11.09B-9.78B-8.19B-5.98B-4.94B-6.14B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-31.4B-4.9B-4.82B-6.43B-3.19B-8.69B-15.92B-108M-6.05B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-39.68B-6.16B2.6B3.28B1.51B-11.28B3.75B626M-5.57B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-236M478M-1.96B-13.3B881M8.97B-127M-6.74B-14.31B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-----1.3B----
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities12.55B4.41B3.06B5.3B1.55B-442M76M1.98B1.33B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings130M-378M932M-1.32B-309M301M370M-885M1.18B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities112M-233M-1.27B-3.02B-752M-2.08B7.68B-860M-231M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-172M-165M-289M64M123M2M-74M101M-262M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year67.16B63.27B48.19B46.99B37.3B38.23B30.56B25.54B44.33B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End28.05B71.73B63.27B48.19B46.99B37.3B38.23B30.56B25.54B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Berkshire Hathaway stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Berkshire Hathaway 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:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Berkshire Hathaway is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Berkshire Hathaway stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $32.54B for BRK.A.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-84.27B for BRK.A stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Berkshire Hathaway earned $12.79B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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