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

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$28.12 $0.18 (0.64%) DISCA stock closing price Jun 22, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of DISCA requires an investor to check the cash flows for Discovery Communications . 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 Discovery Communications profits one has to check the income statement and for Discovery Communications debt one has to check the balance sheet. Discovery Communications had cash and cash equivalents of $300M at beginning of the year and $7.31B at year end for 2017. Discovery Communications cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Discovery Communications saw a outflow of $-633M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow3.57B2.1B2.04B1.9B1.48B982M965M143M187M262M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.9B-2.08B-1.91B-1.59B-1.52B-1.06B-1.14B-1.14B-124M-316M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net270M138M95M-131M245M228M144M992M-14M306M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-135M-88M-103M-120M-115M-77M-58M-49M-57M-102M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-31M19M-19M-327M-1.83B-149M-26M-14M300M176M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-367M-185M-185M-116M19M-387M-130M-127M-24M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-100M-2M6M-5M-58M-30M--23M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-603M-1.37B-945M-1.38B-1.23B-1.3B-937M-558M28M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities6.81B470M60M396M1.15B959M619M77M-371M-411M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-173M-267M615M267M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-30M-22M-----7M-31M-13M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-48M16M-632M-19M-7M35M28M-129M--363M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash62M-30M-51M-57M-6M2M-7M6M5M-2M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End7.31B300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Discovery Communications stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Discovery Communications stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Discovery Communications has cash of $7.31B 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 Discovery Communications stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $1.63B for Discovery Communications in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-633M for DISCA 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Discovery Communications earned $5.95B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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