Discovery Communications (Class B) Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:DISCB)

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$31.16 $0.84 (2.63%) DISCB 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. 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 profits and Discovery Communications debt. Discovery Communications saw a cash impact of $-1.37B from the buyback of DISCB shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Discovery Communications stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Discovery Communications had an inflow of $1.37B from operating activities, $-1.18B spend due to financing activities, and $-256M outflow due to investing activities for 2016.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
1.22B1.05B1.14B1.08B945M1.13B669M559M317M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.1B2.04B1.9B1.48B982M965M143M187M262M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.08B-1.91B-1.59B-1.52B-1.06B-1.14B-1.14B-124M-316M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net138M95M-131M245M228M144M992M-14M306M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
1.37B1.28B1.32B1.29B1.1B1.1B668M608M569M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-88M-103M-120M-115M-77M-58M-49M-57M-102M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires19M-19M-327M-1.83B-149M-26M-14M300M176M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-185M-185M-116M19M-387M-130M-127M-24M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-2M6M-5M-58M-30M--23M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-256M-301M-568M-1.99B-643M-214M-190M266M98M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.37B-945M-1.38B-1.23B-1.3B-937M-558M28M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities470M60M396M1.15B959M619M77M-371M-411M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-267M615M267M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-22M-----7M-31M-13M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities16M-632M-19M-7M35M28M-129M--363M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-1.18B-902M-734M-85M-305M-297M-641M-356M-774M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-30M-51M-57M-6M2M-7M6M5M-2M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-90M23M-41M-793M153M582M-157M523M-109M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M
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 saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-90M in 2016. Apart from the Discovery Communications 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: Discovery Communications reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.37B for 2016 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-256M for DISCB in last 2016 report.
  • 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 spent $-1.18B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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FCF margin
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