Calpine Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CPN)

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$15.25 $0.01 (0.07%) CPN stock closing price Mar 08, 2018 (Closing)

The Calpine cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the Calpine 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 Calpine 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 Calpine stock analysis. Calpine generated $931M cash from operating activities in 2017. Calpine had an inflow of $931M from operating activities, $-884M spend due to financing activities, and $-181M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow921M910M757M649M654M605M587M615M556M551M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities71M55M-206M166M-224M110M318M340M56M43M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------37M
Other Adjustments Net260M-46M63M-922M101M-261M59M-57M4M-73M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-143M-310M-566M-116M-574M-244M-670M-1.1B-179M270M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-111M-1.68B-296M----8M-143M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----2M5M---10M10M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities73M67M21M32M-21M-231M-166M256M-61M93M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1M-521M-1.08B-603M-463M-119M--310M-166M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-822M469M732M156M356M326M156M349M-802M-950M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-62M-69M-44M-70M-52M-14M-51M-109M-67M-152M
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 Year418M906M717M941M1.28B1.25B1.33B989M1.66B1.92B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End284M418M906M717M941M1.28B1.25B1.33B989M1.66B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Calpine stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Calpine stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Calpine saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-134M in 2017. Apart from the Calpine 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Calpine gained $931M 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 $-181M for CPN 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.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Calpine and its owners and creditors and was $-884M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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