NOW Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:DNOW)

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$14.08 $0.13 (0.93%) DNOW stock closing price Jul 17, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like NOW from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the NOW debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as NOW revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. NOW saw a cash impact of $- from the buyback of DNOW shares. The cash flow statement helps in the NOW stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. NOW had an outflow of $-115M from operating activities, $94M inflow due to financing activities, and $8M inflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow50M53M38M21M17M12M6M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-135M342M300M-66M138M-132M-87M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------
Other Adjustments Net22M74M488M37M15M--7M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment12M-4M-8M-39M-55M-14M-4M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-4M-175M-515M-36M--1.11B-30M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities--4M-8M1M--
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---67M-298M1.19B-37M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities97M-43M108M----
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-3M-4M-2M-1M-1M-1M-1M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash5M11M-12M-13M-1M2M3M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year106M90M195M101M138M91M163M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End98M106M90M195M101M138M91M
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 NOW stock price history and NOW stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • NOW has cash of $98M 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 NOW stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a negative value of $-115M for DNOW.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: NOW generated $8M 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 shows the flow of cash between NOW and its owners and creditors and was $94M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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