CNA Financial Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CNA)

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$47.6 $0.59 (1.26%) CNA stock closing price Sep 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of CNA requires an investor to check the cash flows for CNA Financial. While its important to look at the CNA Financial 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 CNA Financial 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. 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 CNA Financial stock analysis. CNA Financial generated $1.25B cash from operating activities in 2017. CNA Financial has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $84M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow48M68M101M86M77M70M15M-39M-112M-200M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities139M192M678M316M467M576M755M-997M249M-197M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------1M-69M-21M-17M
Other Adjustments Net168M297M129M347M-277M-24M303M258M661M2.27B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-102M-39M-125M-71M-91M-94M-84M-53M-63M-104M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---198M32M-196M173M142M23M18M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-68M-689M-145M-924M-721M-486M-1B758M-1.05B-1.81B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-254M-118M-102M-121M-118M-158M-146M-80M-2M-11M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--358M--2M1M2M-989M-249M1.18B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities105M498M--3M-13M-70M-55M345M250M-100M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-842M-813M-811M-541M-216M-162M-108M-76M-122M-141M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-18M-4M25M-37M-8M-483M-22M1M-593M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash9M-13M-11M-8M-3M4M-1M10M-13M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year271M387M190M195M156M75M77M140M85M101M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End355M271M387M190M195M156M75M77M140M85M
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 CNA Financial stock price history and CNA Financial stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • CNA Financial saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $84M in 2017. Apart from the CNA Financial 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: CNA Financial reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.25B for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-424M for CNA in last 2017 report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between CNA Financial and its owners and creditors and was $-755M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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