Fairfax Financial Cash Flow - Quarterly (OTCMKTS:FRFHF)

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$488.25 $1.18 (0.24%) FRFHF stock closing price Mar 20, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Fairfax Financial from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Fairfax Financial 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 Fairfax Financial 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Fairfax Financial stock analysis. Fairfax Financial generated $3.33B cash from operating activities in till this quarter of 2017 Q3. Fairfax Financial saw a outflow of $-1.44B from investing activities till 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow200.6M120.7M55.2M235.9M186.2M133.2M53.3M167.9M93.1M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities127.7M-525.3M-273.1M-607.9M-427.4M-511M-153.6M-56.8M-142.9M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net2.24B1.45B976.8M2.02B-723.1M-540.1M-112.2M-608.4M-121.8M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-224.5M-146.2M-88.7M-208.3M-194.9M-128.2M-42.3M-201.3M-128.1M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.03B-32M-29.1M-779.1M-437.1M-11.1M-5.3M-1.15B-984.5M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-21M-522.6M-528.3M-689.5M-586.6M-357.7M-355.9M-112M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-162M--6.5M6.5M6.5M6.5M-6.5M-36.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.84B399.4M197.5M508.9M557.49M494.6M499.7M1.81B600.3M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities374.1M-151.7M31.7M1.15B754.6M346.2M317.4M130.1M159.9M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---200M----13.5M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-330.6M-312.9M-297.1M-313M-299.1M-281M-241.1M-270.4M-257M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities--------1.24B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash140.8M80.1M6.8M-37.7M37.7M36.1M58.1M-236.9M-168.2M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.13B3.02B3.76B2.82B1.91B3.28B2.16B2.53B3.11B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End8.13B4.97B4.35B4.22B2.31B2.59B3.13B3.13B3.79B
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 Fairfax Financial stock price history and Fairfax Financial stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Fairfax Financial has cash of $8.13B 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 Fairfax Financial stock price.
  • Fairfax Financial increased its cash from operating activities to $3.33B till 2017 Q3. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-1.44B for FRFHF till last quarter 2017 Q3 report.
  • 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 $1.89B for Fairfax Financial.

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