CenterPoint Energy Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:CNP)

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$28.13 $0.09 (0.32%) CNP stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like CenterPoint Energy from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the CenterPoint Energy 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 CenterPoint Energy 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 CenterPoint Energy stock analysis. CenterPoint Energy had a positive net income cash flow of $90M till this quarter of 2018 Q2. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. CenterPoint Energy had an inflow of $1.09B from operating activities, $-756M spend due to financing activities, and $-267M outflow due to investing activities till 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow674M320M1.06B767M492M232M1.15B892M562M266M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities341M3M-232M-143M-59M-88M185M162M262M234M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-12M-4M-1.2B-89M-80M-17M159M67M82M-20M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-697M-362M-1.43B-994M-649M-312M-1.41B-1.05B-682M-332M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---132M-132M-132M-132M-102M-102M-98M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments398M16M-----185M178M-185M-363M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities32M15M301M234M146M74M655M232M498M426M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities767M832M-115M499M-171M-107M-618M-255M-435M-147M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-1.23B-876M353M-415M273M192M464M66M255M-151M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-256M-136M-461M-346M-230M-115M-621M-510M-399M-110M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-40M-12M-22M-17M-10M-6M-30M-8M-5M-3M
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 Year296M341M264M298M208M646M220M199M740M167M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End366M257M260M201M248M254M341M270M271M218M
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 $70M in the latest quarter 2018 Q2. 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.
  • CenterPoint Energy increased its cash from operating activities to $1.09B till 2018 Q2. 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 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 $-267M for CNP till last quarter 2018 Q2 report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between CenterPoint Energy and its owners and creditors and was $-756M till 2018 Q2. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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