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

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$286541.09 $1541.09 (0.54%) BRK.A stock closing price Jun 22, 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 negative net income cash flow of $-1.07B till this quarter of 2018 Q1. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Berkshire Hathaway is $ 2018 Q1, which saw a decrease from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.39B9.19B6.84B4.54B2.24B8.9B6.61B4.36B2.13B7.78B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.57B-7.81B18.12B13.8B12.12B6.92B6.11B2.78B1.29B7.92B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net7.81B-952M-152M-202M-195M-7.71B-5.62B-2.57B-1.6B-8.62B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.59B-11.71B-8.41B-5.15B-2.36B-12.95B-9.43B-6.14B-2.84B-16.08B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-112M-2.71B-2.64B-1.72B-1.6B-31.4B-30.82B-30.44B-30.19B-4.9B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments25.1B-23.25B-10.15B-20.03B-18.44B-39.68B16.56B10.88B1.02B-6.16B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-94M-3.42B9M-1.07B-70M-236M-564M-411M-485M478M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.76B-3.36B-1.88B-839M1.95B12.55B11.34B11.18B11.04B4.41B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-1.93B2.08B122M462M87M130M888M618M547M-378M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-102M-121M-108M-92M-23M112M-31M-46M25M-233M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash92M248M222M183M61M-172M-10M2M7M-165M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year28.05B67.16B63.27B48.19B46.99B37.3B38.23B30.56B25.54B44.33B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End58.37B31.58B42.71B26.42B25.96B28.05B84.84B72.68B58.34B71.73B
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 $26.16B in the latest quarter 2018 Q1. 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 $7.56B 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 $22.31B for BRK.A till last quarter 2018 Q1 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 $-3.79B for Berkshire Hathaway.

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