Frontline Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:FRO)

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$6.36 $0.4 (6.71%) FRO stock closing price Jun 22, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Frontline from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Frontline profits one has to check the income statement and for Frontline debt one has to check the balance sheet. Frontline saw a cash impact of $- from the buyback of FRO shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Frontline stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Frontline saw a outflow of $-722.56M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow143.66M136.27M55.34M83.72M102.18M115.38M202.51M214.28M238.59M224.06M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities1.86M-15.5M-4.56M17.06M-24.73M20.79M-41.34M-34.66M-18.1M19.48M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net249.28M47.73M-98.81M126.28M70.94M16.16M424.68M-25.97M-27.14M-135.06M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-713.56M-449.27M-330.4M8.09M-2.5M-3.88M117.66M-537.88M-144.95M-509.63M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--87.44M--6M-13.29M-25.04M--10.94M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-18.68M-----0.25M----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities9.68M52.52M-216.31M11M21.29M14.88M333.05M277.75M75.62M-108.38M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-98.2M-52.93M4.8M----208.12M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities557.61M124.5M226.87M-111.03M-58.84M-88.98M-480.02M199.19M-26.45M432.8M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings10.11M--112.68M-6.1M-0.4M-----171.9M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-51.4M-164.55M-39.22M----17.12M-155.71M-70.07M-641.89M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-22.5M-9.54M144.55M-0.62M---1.44M-6.92M-241.19M-4.92M
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 Year202.4M264.52M235.8M53.75M137.6M160.56M176.63M82.57M190.81M168.43M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End104.14M202.4M203.38M64.08M53.75M137.6M160.56M176.63M82.57M190.81M
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 Frontline stock price history and Frontline stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Frontline had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-98.25M for the latest year 2017. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Frontline stock price, albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Frontline reported a positive operating cash flow of $130.48M for 2017 and has seen a decrease 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 $-722.56M for FRO 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 $493.82M for Frontline.

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