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

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

The Berkshire Hathaway cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. The profit-loss statement shows Berkshire Hathaway profits, the balance sheet shows Berkshire Hathaway debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. 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 $12.7B till this quarter of 2017 Q3. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Berkshire Hathaway is $ 2017 Q3, which saw an increase from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow6.84B4.54B2.24B8.9B6.61B4.36B2.13B7.78B5.8B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities18.12B13.8B12.12B6.92B6.11B2.78B1.29B7.92B7.59B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-152M-202M-195M-7.71B-5.62B-2.57B-1.6B-8.62B-8.11B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-8.41B-5.15B-2.36B-12.95B-9.43B-6.14B-2.84B-16.08B-11.8B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-2.64B-1.72B-1.6B-31.4B-30.82B-30.44B-30.19B-4.9B-4.8B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-10.15B-20.03B-18.44B-39.68B16.56B10.88B1.02B-6.16B-8.47B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities9M-1.07B-70M-236M-564M-411M-485M478M222M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.88B-839M1.95B12.55B11.34B11.18B11.04B4.41B4.56B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings122M462M87M130M888M618M547M-378M-508M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-108M-92M-23M112M-31M-46M25M-233M-252M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash222M183M61M-172M-10M2M7M-165M-114M
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 End42.71B26.42B25.96B28.05B84.84B72.68B58.34B71.73B66.26B
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 the following main sections:

  • Berkshire Hathaway had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $14.66B in the latest quarter 2017 Q3. 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 Berkshire Hathaway 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Berkshire Hathaway gained $37.5B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-21.19B for BRK.A till last quarter 2017 Q3 report.
  • 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 $-1.87B for Berkshire Hathaway.

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