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

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$23.86 $0.18 (0.75%) DISCA stock closing price Feb 16, 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 $824M till this quarter of 2017 Q3. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Discovery Communications had an inflow of $1.17B from operating activities, $5.98B inflow due to financing activities, and $-523M outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
824M601M221M1.22B909M684M269M1.05B822M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.64B1.07B538M2.1B1.53B1.02B520M2.04B1.49B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.51B-1.34B-602M-2.08B-1.74B-1.29B-704M-1.91B-1.72B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net215M108M98M138M124M-28M-23M95M64M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
1.17B443M255M1.37B827M391M62M1.28B652M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-103M-78M-47M-88M-69M-43M-15M-103M-76M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires25M29M-19M19M19M--19M37M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-349M-252M-183M-185M-2M-20M15M-185M25M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-96M8M6M-2M-2M-5M-1M6M-12M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-523M-293M-224M-256M-54M-49M-1M-301M-26M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-603M-501M-200M-1.37B-1.12B-750M-373M-945M-576M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities6.81B-10M-4M470M475M481M486M60M65M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-173M175M79M-267M-250M-279M-250M615M-97M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-22M--3M-22M-17M-17M-2M--38M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-31M41M44M16M-52M-12M-16M-632M-53M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
5.98B-295M-84M-1.18B-968M-577M-155M-902M-699M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash67M51M20M-30M29M30M37M-51M-32M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
6.69B-94M-33M-90M-166M-205M-57M23M-105M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End6.99B206M267M300M224M185M333M390M262M
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 $6.99B 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 $1.17B till 2017 Q3. 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 $-523M 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 $5.98B for Discovery Communications .

Key Financial Ratios For Discovery Communications (Class A) Cash Flow

FCF margin
0.42

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