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

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$30.95 $1.15 (3.86%) DISCB stock closing price Jun 22, 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 $- 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 has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-6.5B.

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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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While Discovery Communications stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Discovery Communications stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Discovery Communications gained $160M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Discovery Communications used $-8.68B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $2.02B for Discovery Communications . The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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