Essendant Inc Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:ESND)

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$14.19 $0.1 (0.71%) ESND stock closing price Jul 17, 2018 (Closing)

The Essendant Inc cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Essendant Inc 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 Essendant Inc 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. Essendant Inc saw a cash impact of $-1.32M from the buyback of ESND shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Essendant Inc stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. The cash from operating activities for Essendant Inc is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow329.9M46.2M49.55M41.86M40.15M37.07M35.02M37.57M41.67M44.38M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities129.88M28.72M15.67M-93.93M-92.62M39.4M-45.14M-57.16M94.95M-278.33M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-7.25M-7.84M141.84M10M4.03M1.5M31.48M21.65M1.78M6.23M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-38.45M-3.76M-28.17M-22.22M-30.27M-32.01M-27.91M-27.21M-14.82M-13.47M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---40.36M-161.4M--75.25M--15.52M--14.89M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.32M-6.28M-68.82M-52.84M-42.16M-69.04M-153.41M-74.73M--67.5M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-126.95M--24.3M40.7M150M-36.79M---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings20.87M-108.05M4.57M155.91M-31.37M-123.63M91.75M--221.3M212.1M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-20.72M-20.48M-21.18M-21.78M-22.3M-21.28M-17.51M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-11.87M-1.14M--2.08M-4.04M5.37M4.63M1.83M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash---0.64M-0.98M---0.03M--0.01M-0.05M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year21.32M29.98M20.81M22.32M30.91M11.78M21.3M18.55M10.66M21.95M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End28.8M21.32M29.98M20.81M22.32M30.91M11.78M21.3M18.55M10.66M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Essendant Inc stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Essendant Inc 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:

  • Essendant Inc has cash of $28.8M 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 Essendant Inc stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Essendant Inc reported a positive operating cash flow of $185.54M for 2017 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-38.45M for ESND 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 shows the flow of cash between Essendant Inc and its owners and creditors and was $-140M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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