LB Foster Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:FSTR)

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$23 $0.15 (0.65%) FSTR stock closing price Aug 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of FSTR requires an investor to check the cash flows for LB Foster. While its important to look at the LB Foster 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 LB Foster 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. LB Foster cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. LB Foster had cash and cash equivalents of $30.36M at the beginning of the year and $37.67M at year end for 2017. The cash from operating activities for LB Foster is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow19.84M23.49M107.01M12.57M10M12.51M11.27M9.27M8.5M8.72M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities15.69M-5.85M9.2M29.88M-29.4M2.23M-7.95M28.73M2.79M-6.74M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-0.27M142.42M-15.59M-1.5M4M-3.22M4.45M--1.29M-5.62M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-4.68M-6.69M-9.57M-16.87M-9.67M-7.13M-11.89M4.01M-6.1M1.78M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---196M-80.79M-37.5M--8.95M-90.8M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--1.23M--0.08M---0.8M-0.8M--
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-----10.54M----
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-0.1M-0.34M-2.63M-0.85M-0.67M--6.27M--1.79M-25.62M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-29.6M-9.18M139.99M24.39M-0.01M-2.37M-2.36M-23.38M-8.9M-6.73M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--1.24M-1.65M-1.34M-1.24M-1.02M-1.02M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities--1.74M-1.41M-0.13M------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash2.33M-0.9M-3.59M-3.51M-1.83M--0.85M---
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year30.36M33.31M52.02M64.62M101.46M73.72M74.8M124.84M115.07M121.09M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End37.67M30.36M33.31M52.02M64.62M101.46M73.72M74.8M124.84M115.07M
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 LB Foster stock price history and LB Foster stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • LB Foster saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $7.31M in 2017. Apart from the LB Foster 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. LB Foster gained $39.37M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • 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 $-4.68M for FSTR in last 2017 report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between LB Foster and its owners and creditors and was $-29.7M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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