Discovery Communicatications Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:DISCK)

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$25.31 $1.16 (4.8%) DISCK stock closing price Jun 15, 2018 (Closing)

The Discovery Communicatications cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 Communicatications profits and Discovery Communicatications debt. Discovery Communicatications cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. Discovery Communicatications had cash and cash equivalents of $300M at the beginning of the year and $7.31B at year end for 2017. Discovery Communicatications saw a outflow of $-633M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow3.57B2.1B2.04B1.9B1.48B982M965M143M187M262M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.9B-2.08B-1.91B-1.59B-1.52B-1.06B-1.14B-1.14B-124M-316M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net270M138M95M-131M245M228M144M992M-14M306M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-135M-88M-103M-120M-115M-77M-58M-49M-57M-102M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-31M19M-19M-327M-1.83B-149M-26M-14M300M176M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-367M-185M-185M-116M19M-387M-130M-127M-24M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-100M-2M6M-5M-58M-30M--23M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-603M-1.37B-945M-1.38B-1.23B-1.3B-937M-558M28M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities6.81B470M60M396M1.15B959M619M77M-371M-411M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-173M-267M615M267M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-30M-22M-----7M-31M-13M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-48M16M-632M-19M-7M35M28M-129M--363M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash62M-30M-51M-57M-6M2M-7M6M5M-2M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M209M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End7.31B300M390M367M408M1.2B1.05B466M623M100M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Discovery Communicatications stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Discovery Communicatications 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 Communicatications has cash of $7.31B 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 Communicatications stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $1.63B for Discovery Communicatications in the latest 2017. 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.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-633M for DISCK 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.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Discovery Communicatications and its owners and creditors and was $5.95B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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