Discovery Communications (Class A) Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:DISCA)

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$21.26 $0.03 (0.14%) DISCA stock closing price Sep 20, 2017 (Closing)

The financial analysis of DISCA requires an investor to check the cash flows for Discovery Communications (Class A). In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Discovery Communications (Class A) profits and Discovery Communications (Class A) debt. Discovery Communications (Class A) stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $1.22B for 2016. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required.   The cash from operating activities for Discovery Communications (Class A) is $1.37B for 2016, which saw an increase of 7.52% from previous year. View details of Discovery Communications (Class A) cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Discovery Communications (Class A) Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.1B2.04B1.9B1.48B982M965M143M187M262M67.73M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.08B-1.91B-1.59B-1.52B-1.06B-1.14B-1.14B-124M-316M-14.83M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net138M95M-131M245M228M144M992M-14M306M72.49M
Discovery Communications (Class A) Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-88M-103M-120M-115M-77M-58M-49M-57M-102M-47.11M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires19M-19M-327M-1.83B-149M-26M-14M300M176M2.14M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-185M-185M-116M19M-387M-130M-127M-24M28.29M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-2M6M-5M-58M-30M--23M-2.02M
Discovery Communications (Class A) Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.43B-945M-1.38B-1.23B-1.3B-937M-558M28M-12.97M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities470M60M396M1.15B959M619M77M-371M-411M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-267M615M267M-------0.64M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities51M-632M-19M-7M35M21M-160M-13M-363M-
Discovery Communications (Class A) Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-30M-51M-57M-6M2M-7M6M5M-2M-
Discovery Communications (Class A) Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209M154.77M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209.44M
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 Discovery Communications (Class A) stock price history and Discovery Communications (Class A) stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: Discovery Communications (Class A) cash grew YoY to $1.22B, meaning the company is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the Discovery Communications (Class A) stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Discovery Communications (Class A) gained $96M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a positive value of $-256M for DISCA 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 $-1.18B for Discovery Communications (Class A). 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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