First Merchants Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:FRME)

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$43.54 $0.17 (0.39%) FRME stock closing price Apr 25, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like First Merchants needs to disclose. While its important to look at the First Merchants 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 Merchants 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 First Merchants stock analysis. First Merchants generated $126.5M cash from operating activities in till this quarter of 2017 Q4. First Merchants saw a outflow of $-635.33M from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow7.96M5.69M3.66M1.83M7.16M5.36M3.6M1.83M6.26M4.7M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities3.03M5.15M8.11M3.45M11.12M9.81M-7.93M8.66M-5.65M3.99M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net19.42M-3.17M-1.61M6.85M7.52M8.92M1.2M-3.39M-9.33M-5.86M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----------
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires54.53M54.53M48.52M------7.93M-12M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-34.05M24.57M-48.52M-12.61M-4.54M4.95M-11.77M-10.88M-9.89M-5.61M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-655.8M-386.94M-247.69M-133.62M-447.29M-281.82M-99.77M-19.37M-322.55M-271.88M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares2.62M2.14M1.51M-1.81M--0.02M-0.45M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities64.02M28.44M9.57M14.23M125.34M53.58M-11.16M-26.26M120.84M143.7M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-31.82M-22.9M-14M-6.19M-22.2M-16.02M-10.26M-4.5M-15.65M-11.44M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities500.97M239.46M207.82M78.81M265.78M153.46M116.73M20.25M161.15M68.63M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year127.92M102.17M118.61M109.43M101.46M73.31M58.3M179.14M150.48M134.68M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End154.9M146.6M142.65M104.24M127.92M99.6M120.47M85.73M102.17M84.67M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into the following main sections:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that First Merchants 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 Merchants stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: First Merchants reported a positive operating cash flow of $126.5M till 2017 Q4 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-635.33M for FRME stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • 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 $535.8M for First Merchants.

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