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

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$191.76 $0.74 (0.38%) BRK.B stock closing price Jun 15, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Berkshire needs to disclose. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Berkshire profits and Berkshire debt. Berkshire saw a cash impact of $- from the buyback of BRK.B shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Berkshire stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. The cash from operating activities for Berkshire 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 saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $26.16B till 2018 Q1. Apart from the Berkshire stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Berkshire increased its cash from operating activities to $7.56B till 2018 Q1. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $22.31B for BRK.B 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 shows the flow of cash between Berkshire and its owners and creditors and was $-3.79B till 2018 Q1. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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