Chefs' Warehouse Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:CHEF)

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$23.25 $0.25 (1.09%) CHEF stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Chefs' Warehouse from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Chefs' Warehouse 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 Chefs' Warehouse 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Chefs' Warehouse stock analysis. Chefs' Warehouse had a positive net income cash flow of $4.88M till this quarter of 2017 Q3. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Chefs' Warehouse has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-28.79M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow16.6M11.02M5.48M20.32M14.87M9.17M4.34M16.64M11.88M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-5.6M4.42M1.63M-7M-15.39M-24.04M--1.87M-8.25M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net7.31M4.19M2.64M22.57M27.84M25.63M3.28M6.75M3.56M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-9.86M-6.37M-3.76M-16.07M-11.53M-8.03M-3.16M-5.46M-3.05M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-29.72M---19.74M-19.74M---123.83M-123.83M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities---222.42M222.42M208.56M-3.38M118.38M119M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-11.64M-10.44M-1.19M-158.88M-156.65M-130.47M-1.89M-23.89M-7.35M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.95M-0.81M-0.24M-36.31M-32.12M-27.83M-0.29M-3.44M-3.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash--------0.34M-0.23M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.45M3.32M20.01M-2.03M1.97M-1.59M-
Cash & Equivalents at Year End4.07M37M35.8M32.86M26.19M48.25M2.74M2.45M1.48M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Chefs' Warehouse stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Chefs' Warehouse stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Chefs' Warehouse saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-28.79M till 2017 Q3. Apart from the Chefs' Warehouse 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.
  • 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 $23.2M for CHEF.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-39.58M for CHEF stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-12.59M for Chefs' Warehouse.

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