Meta Financial Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:CASH)

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$111.45 $0.75 (0.67%) CASH stock closing price Apr 24, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Meta Financial from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. 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 Meta Financial profits one has to check the income statement and for Meta Financial debt one has to check the balance sheet. Meta Financial had cash and cash equivalents of $773.83M at beginning of the quarter and $1.3B at quarter end of 2018 Q1. Meta Financial cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. The cash from operating activities for Meta Financial is $ 2018 Q1, which saw a decrease from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep2018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow9.56M55.29M35M24.84M9.47M35.61M26.64M17.56M8.63M28.88M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-15.48M6.37M-11.29M3.93M-16.96M5.9M-7.61M5.82M-16.29M3.93M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net11.49M13.41M15.88M7.84M-3.27M3.17M--0.73M-1.91M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.59M-6.74M-5.64M-4.15M-2.84M-6.92M-5.48M-3.65M-1.5M-2.93M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--29.42M-29.42M-29.42M-29.42M-----115.54M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments11.38M-227.94M-314.05M-362.28M4.42M-503.66M-407.99M-441.02M-129.04M-185.73M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-183.95M-436.32M-327.47M-227.46M-188.65M-227.89M-162.3M-83.15M-31.66M-149.69M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.6M1.82M1.7M7.26M3.31M14.34M14.26M13.91M13.62M51.8M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-205.01M307.92M-100.05M-100.03M-100.01M174.87M100M-0.06M49.96M-0.11M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings113.86M-5.56M-717.93M-500.19M-991.25M451.03M-104.77M-77.38M-542M63.59M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.25M-4.83M-3.62M-2.4M-1.19M-4.38M-3.28M-2.17M-1.06M-3.49M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities288.55M774.84M705.54M442.14M1.23B770.78M529.32M563.22M911.5M290.99M
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 Year773.83M27.65M29.83M40.06M145.05M276.89M87.5M6.16M2.96M20.9M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.3B1.27B65.63M67.29M695.73M773.83M36.83M39.48M293.14M27.65M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Meta Financial stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Meta Financial 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:

  • Meta Financial has cash of $1.3B 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 Meta Financial stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Meta Financial reported a positive operating cash flow of $10.23M till 2018 Q1 and has seen a decrease from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-175.16M for CASH 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 $197.75M for Meta Financial. 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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