Berkshire Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BRK.B)

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$204.83 $0.08 (0.04%) BRK.B stock closing price Mar 21, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Berkshire from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the Berkshire income statement and Berkshire balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. 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 Berkshire stock analysis. Berkshire generated $32.54B cash from operating activities in 2016. Berkshire had an inflow of $32.54B from operating activities, $12.79B inflow due to financing activities, and $-84.27B outflow due to investing activities for 2016.

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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 stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Berkshire 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:

  • Berkshire had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-39.11B for the latest year 2016. 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 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 gained $32.54B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Berkshire used $-84.27B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Berkshire and its owners and creditors and was $12.79B for 2016. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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