Freescale Semi Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:FSL)

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$36.53 $1.53 (4.02%) FSL stock closing price Dec 07, 2015 (Closing)

The financial analysis of FSL requires an investor to check the cash flows for Freescale Semi. The profit-loss statement shows Freescale Semi profits, the balance sheet shows Freescale Semi debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Freescale Semi stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $272M till 2015 Q3. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. Freescale Semi had an inflow of $533M from operating activities, $-445M spend due to financing activities, and $-220M outflow due to investing activities till 2015 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
272M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow205M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-157M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-
Other Adjustments Net213M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
533M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-137M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-33M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-50M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-220M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares52M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-521M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities24M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-445M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-12M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-144M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year206M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End552M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

While Freescale Semi stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Freescale Semi 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:

  • Freescale Semi saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-144M till 2015 Q3. Apart from the Freescale Semi stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Freescale Semi gained $533M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-220M for FSL 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-445M for Freescale Semi. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.