Brown & Brown Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BRO)

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$49.94 $0.99 (1.94%) BRO stock closing price Mar 23, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of BRO requires an investor to check the cash flows for Brown & Brown. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Brown & Brown profits one has to check the income statement and for Brown & Brown debt one has to check the balance sheet. 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 Brown & Brown stock analysis. Brown & Brown generated $375.15M cash from operating activities in 2016. Brown & Brown had an inflow of $375.15M from operating activities, $-160.52M spend due to financing activities, and $-142.41M outflow due to investing activities for 2016.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow109.46M108.46M103.88M85.41M78.94M67.14M64.08M63.09M59.91M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-31.89M30.34M-2.35M35.05M-84.49M-29.66M43.93M-30.38M83.75M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net40.09M29.72M76.59M51.78M41.81M36.05M26.28M35.58M31.95M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-12.8M-7.79M-11.29M-10.48M-9.93M-9.92M-8.89M-10M-9.51M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-122.62M-136M-696.48M-367.71M-425.05M-166.05M-157.63M-44.68M-263.4M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-6.98M-0.83M--2.44M-0.51M---0.74M-4.01M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-0.17M-161.96M-63.46M11.16M4.34M8M-10.14M10.91M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-73.12M-45.62M718.42M29.9M198.77M-2.07M-19.42M-15.08M4.65M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-70.26M-64.1M-59.33M-53.54M-49.53M-46.49M-44.49M-42.89M-40.2M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-16.96M-22.13M-6.23M-13.13M-4.88M-7.92M9.25M--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash---------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year443.42M470.04M202.95M219.82M286.3M272.98M197.11M78.55M38.23M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End515.64M443.42M470.04M202.95M219.82M286.3M272.98M197.11M78.55M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Brown & Brown stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Brown & Brown stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Brown & Brown has cash of $515.64M on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Brown & Brown stock price.
  • 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 $375.15M for BRO.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-142.41M for BRO 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-160.52M for Brown & Brown. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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