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

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$331336 $2079 (0.62%) BRK.A stock closing price Sep 21, 2018 (Closing)

The Berkshire Hathaway cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Berkshire Hathaway stock analysis. Berkshire Hathaway had a positive net income cash flow of $45.35B for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Berkshire Hathaway has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $3.54B.

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Net Income Cash Flow
45.35B24.43B24.41B20.17B19.85B15.31B10.75B13.49B8.44B4.99B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow9.19B8.9B7.78B7.37B6.51B5.15B4.68B4.28B3.13B2.81B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-7.81B6.92B7.92B8.39B5.04B1.16B5.51B1.95B1.59B3.45B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-952M-7.71B-8.62B-3.92B-3.69B-667M-463M-1.83B2.69B-6M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
45.78B32.54B31.49B32.01B27.7B20.95B20.48B17.9B15.85B11.25B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-11.71B-12.95B-16.08B-15.19B-11.09B-9.78B-8.19B-5.98B-4.94B-6.14B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-2.71B-31.4B-4.9B-4.82B-6.43B-3.19B-8.69B-15.92B-108M-6.05B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-23.25B-39.68B-6.16B2.6B3.28B1.51B-11.28B3.75B626M-5.57B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.42B-236M478M-1.96B-13.3B881M8.97B-127M-6.74B-14.31B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-41.09B-84.27B-26.67B-19.37B-27.54B-10.57B-19.19B-18.28B-11.16B-32.07B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares------1.3B----
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-3.36B12.55B4.41B3.06B5.3B1.55B-442M76M1.98B1.33B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings2.08B130M-378M932M-1.32B-309M301M370M-885M1.18B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-121M112M-233M-1.27B-3.02B-752M-2.08B7.68B-860M-231M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-1.4B12.79B3.8B2.73B961M-806M-2.22B8.13B233M2.29B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash248M-172M-165M-289M64M123M2M-74M101M-262M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
3.54B-39.11B8.46B15.08B1.19B9.69B-928M7.67B5.02B-18.79B
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year28.05B67.16B63.27B48.19B46.99B37.3B38.23B30.56B25.54B44.33B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End31.58B28.05B71.73B63.27B48.19B46.99B37.3B38.23B30.56B25.54B
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 $45.78B for BRK.A.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-41.09B for BRK.A 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: 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 spent $-1.4B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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