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

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The Discovery Communications (Class B) cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Discovery Communications (Class B) profits and Discovery Communications (Class B) debt. Discovery Communications (Class B) cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Discovery Communications (Class B) had cash and cash equivalents of $390M at the beginning of the year and $300M at year end for 2016.   The cash from operating activities for Discovery Communications (Class B) is $1.37B for 2016, which saw an increase of 7.52% from previous year. View details of Discovery Communications (Class B) cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Discovery Communications (Class B) 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 B) 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 B) 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 B) Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-30M-51M-57M-6M2M-7M6M5M-2M-
Discovery Communications (Class B) 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 B) stock price history and Discovery Communications (Class B) stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Discovery Communications (Class B) saw a decrease in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $23M in 2015 to $-90M in 2016. Apart from the Discovery Communications (Class B) 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $1.37B for Discovery Communications (Class B) in the latest year. 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 was negative at $-256M for DISCB 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 (Class B) spent $275M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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