First Quantum Cash Flow - Annual (OTCMKTS:FQVLF)

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$12.37 $1 (7.48%) FQVLF stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like First Quantum from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the First Quantum 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 First Quantum 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. First Quantum had cash and cash equivalents of $565M at beginning of the year and $702M at year end for 2017. First Quantum cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. First Quantum has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $137M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow894M686M562M571.8M457.1M172.3M112M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-274M-35M177M-252.2M-358.5M-363.9M-413.2M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-9M-----
Other Adjustments Net533M15M1.06B-569.3M240.5M-1.34B58.7M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.65B-1.14B-1.57B-2.65B-2.6B-1.32B-1.04B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-179M728M---1.04B--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-38M64M238M110.1M2.04B-46.1M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-344M-363M-312M-221.3M-142.1M683.4M-59.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--1.12B---16.1M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.39B48M-667M-1.43B1.44B333.7M-98.2M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----12.3M--
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-5M-7M-39M181.5M-127.1M-130M-90.1M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities16M-36M36M2.91B-58.89M-11.5M-34.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash35M-16M5M18.7M---
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year565M365M357M694.5M309M452.1M1.34B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End702M565M365M357.4M694.5M309M452.1M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While First Quantum stock price history provides the price history of a stock, First Quantum 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:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that First Quantum is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - First Quantum stock price movement.
  • 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 $914M for FQVLF.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-2.21B for FQVLF 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $1.4B for First Quantum.

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