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

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$27.21 $0.04 (0.15%) DISCA stock closing price Jun 18, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Discovery Communications from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Discovery Communications profits, the balance sheet shows Discovery Communications debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Discovery Communications stock analysis. Discovery Communications had a positive net income cash flow of $3M till this quarter of 2018 Q1. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Discovery Communications had an inflow of $160M from operating activities, $2.02B inflow due to financing activities, and $-8.68B outflow due to investing activities till 2018 Q1.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow193M3.57B1.64B1.07B538M2.1B1.53B1.02B520M2.04B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-870M-1.9B-1.51B-1.34B-602M-2.08B-1.74B-1.29B-704M-1.91B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net834M270M215M108M98M138M124M-28M-23M95M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-48M-135M-103M-78M-47M-88M-69M-43M-15M-103M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-8.57B-31M25M29M-19M19M19M--19M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-22M-367M-349M-252M-183M-185M-2M-20M15M-185M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-40M-100M-96M8M6M-2M-2M-5M-1M6M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--603M-603M-501M-200M-1.37B-1.12B-750M-373M-945M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities2.01B6.81B6.81B-10M-4M470M475M481M486M60M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--173M-173M175M79M-267M-250M-279M-250M615M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-2M-30M-22M--3M-22M-17M-17M-2M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities12M-48M-31M41M44M16M-52M-12M-16M-632M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-1M62M67M51M20M-30M29M30M37M-51M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End812M7.31B6.99B206M267M300M224M185M333M390M
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 $812M 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.
  • Discovery Communications increased its cash from operating activities to $160M till 2018 Q1. 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 from investing stood at a negative value of $-8.68B 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.
  • 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 $2.02B for Discovery Communications .

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