CNA Financial Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:CNA)

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$52.16 $0.25 (0.48%) CNA stock closing price Mar 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of CNA requires an investor to check the cash flows for CNA Financial. The profit-loss statement shows CNA Financial profits, the balance sheet shows CNA Financial debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. CNA Financial stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $676M till 2017 Q3. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. CNA Financial had an inflow of $894M from operating activities, $-673M spend due to financing activities, and $-218M outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q3.

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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-Flow36M22M9M68M40M29M17M101M45M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities22M-106M-55M192M111M3M-99M678M241M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net160M67M68M297M351M306M350M129M210M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-80M-68M-30M-39M13M42M74M-125M-84M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-5M145M380M-689M-531M-279M-64M-145M-96M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-133M34M4M-118M-86M70M-19M-102M-74M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----358M-----
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities105M--498M140M140M140M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-761M-676M-609M-813M-746M-677M-609M-811M-744M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-17M-1M--1M-1M-4M5M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash9M5M1M-13M-8M-6M-1M-11M-6M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year387M190M195M156M75M77M140M85M101M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End283M225M299M271M290M289M242M387M236M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into the following main sections:

  • CNA Financial has cash of $283M 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 CNA Financial stock price.
  • CNA Financial increased its cash from operating activities to $894M till 2017 Q3. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-218M for CNA 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-673M for CNA 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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