China Automotive Systems Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:CAAS)

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$4.77 $0.09 (1.85%) CAAS stock closing price Apr 28, 2017 (Closing)

The China Automotive Systems cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the China Automotive Systems debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as China Automotive Systems revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the China Automotive Systems cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of China Automotive Systems compared to various industry peers like SPAR stock and CVGI stock. China Automotive Systems has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-38.58M. View details of China Automotive Systems cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
China Automotive Systems Net Income Cash Flow
22.98M16.91M11.06M5.54M27.89M20.4M16.02M8.39M39.59M29.92M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow13.93M10.73M7.35M3.8M15.27M11.5M7.89M3.96M15.52M11.59M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-25.5M-15.38M-25.64M-13.35M-5.44M-7.84M-9.68M-7.96M-4.19M-27.76M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net0.42M0.81M0.85M1.64M1.54M-0.01M0.26M0.53M-5.22M-5.68M
China Automotive Systems Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
11.83M13.08M-6.37M-2.36M39.27M24.05M14.49M4.92M45.69M8.06M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-38.3M-26.65M-17.73M-9.3M-40.97M-23.5M-13.13M-5.16M-10.99M-4.32M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires1.95M1.95M1.95M------2.97M-2.97M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-18.11M-23.62M-15.98M-7.26M11.1M11.13M1.64M1.77M-6.4M-8.07M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities2.23M2.32M1.37M0.09M-2.39M-2.91M-0.97M-0.19M-1.41M-0.59M
China Automotive Systems Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-52.23M-46M-30.38M-16.48M-32.27M-15.27M-12.46M-3.57M-21.79M-15.97M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.91M-0.99M-0.45M-------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings7.34M5M6.4M4.23M-0.4M2.73M1.37M-2.63M4.42M6.24M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.01M-0.46M---1.12M-1.12M-1.06M-1.06M-13.6M-10.33M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-----0.25M-0.25M--0.06M0.06M
China Automotive Systems Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
4.43M3.55M5.94M4.23M-1.77M1.36M0.3M-3.7M-9.11M-4.02M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-2.6M-1.24M-0.99M0.33M-4.05M-2.57M0.04M-0.24M-0.26M-0.47M
China Automotive Systems Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-38.58M-30.61M-31.81M-14.27M1.17M7.55M2.38M-2.59M14.52M-12.41M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year69.68M68.5M53.97M87.64M72.96M49.42M43.48M37.11M19.48M27.41M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End31.09M39.06M37.86M55.39M69.67M76.06M70.88M65.9M68.5M41.56M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The China Automotive Systems stock price history and China Automotive Systems stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • China Automotive Systems had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-38.58M for the latest quarter 2016-Q4. 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 China Automotive Systems 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $11.83M for China Automotive Systems in the latest quarter. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: China Automotive Systems used $6.23M 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $4.43M for China Automotive Systems. 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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Key Financial Ratios For China Automotive Systems Cash Flow

FCF margin
-0.09