CenterPoint Energy Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CNP)

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$27.65 $0.17 (0.61%) CNP stock closing price Sep 25, 2018 (Closing)

The CenterPoint Energy cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 CenterPoint Energy profits one has to check the income statement and for CenterPoint Energy debt one has to check the balance sheet. CenterPoint Energy had cash and cash equivalents of $341M at beginning of the year and $260M at year end for 2017. CenterPoint Energy cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. CenterPoint Energy saw a outflow of $-1.26B from investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.06B1.15B997M1.04B984M1.08B916M891M780M736M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-232M185M222M-380M122M53M101M-122M387M-633M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-1.2B159M1.34B125M196M308M-486M175M302M301M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.43B-1.41B-1.58B-1.37B-1.29B-1.21B-1.3B-1.51B-1.16B-1.02B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-132M-102M----360M----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--185M32M-1M9M-5M-12M-18M234M-381M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities301M655M165M-11M-23M-26M109M107M30M33M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---1M4M4M6M416M504M80M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-115M-618M-444M63M-523M905M-359M-783M-498M825M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings353M464M390M424M123M-309M111M181M-98M-79M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-461M-621M-458M-408M-355M-346M-337M-319M-276M-246M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-22M-30M--3M--85M-82M-2M-4M-25M
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 Year341M264M298M208M646M220M199M740M167M129M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End260M341M264M298M208M646M220M199M740M167M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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CenterPoint Energy stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and CenterPoint Energy stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • CenterPoint Energy had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-81M for the latest year 2017. 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 CenterPoint Energy 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. CenterPoint Energy gained $1.42B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-1.26B for CNP 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.
  • 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 $-245M for CenterPoint Energy.

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