US Ecology Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:ECOL)

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$62.7 $0.55 (0.88%) ECOL stock closing price Jun 22, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like US Ecology from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the US Ecology 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 US Ecology 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the US Ecology cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of US Ecology compared to various industry peers like CLH stock and ADSW stock. US Ecology had an inflow of $81.01M from operating activities, $-26.34M spend due to financing activities, and $-35.28M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow47.89M41.98M49.39M35.35M17.51M16.75M16.64M9.13M9.04M10.62M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.89M--14.29M-7.87M-1.22M-5.99M6.46M-6.45M11.02M-5.7M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-13.34M-2.31M10.83M5.65M1.2M-1.23M1.7M-0.33M2.74M4.18M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-35.26M-34.7M-38.42M-28.23M-21.2M-15.56M-9.99M-14.13M-9.34M-13.6M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--7.26M58.72M-460.87M--10.74M--77.42M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-1.62M-2.31M-2.07M-0.4M-5.24M--1.37M-1.4M2.22M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1.61M2.27M2.05M1.02M5.26M----0.08M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.05M-1.82M1.54M98.89M1.03M----1.49M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-6.04M-15.77M-94.62M394.57M-45M4.5M-22.5M62.98M-0.01M-0.01M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-2.17M---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-15.71M-15.67M-15.61M-15.53M-9.97M-16.43M-13.11M-13.09M-13.06M-12.05M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-3.46M-0.18M--13.79M-0.23M-0.3M--0.36M--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash--0.01M-0.45M-0.64M-0.3M--0.08M-0.01M--
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year7.01M5.98M22.97M73.94M2.12M4.28M6.34M31.34M18.47M12.56M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End27.04M7.01M5.98M22.97M73.94M2.12M4.28M6.34M31.34M18.47M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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US Ecology stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and US Ecology stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • US Ecology saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $20.02M in 2017. Apart from the US Ecology 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $81.01M for ECOL.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-35.28M for ECOL 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-26.34M for US Ecology. 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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