Frontier Communications Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:FTR)

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The Frontier Communications cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Frontier Communications profits and Frontier Communications debt. 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 Frontier Communications stock analysis. Frontier Communications generated $1.67B cash from operating activities in 2016. Frontier Communications had an inflow of $365M from operating activities, $7.54B spend due to financing activities, and $1.94B spend due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Frontier Communications cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Frontier Communications Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.08B1.51B1.14B1.17B1.27B1.4B893.71M476.39M561.8M545.85M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities44M116M75.58M-36.42M-93.69M-85.58M22.71M-9.65M-46.19M-33.54M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-82M-130M-77.35M247.07M226.04M97.48M150.02M152.8M41M94.71M
Frontier Communications Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.4B-863M-688.09M-634.68M-802.5M-824.83M-577.87M-255.96M-288.26M-315.79M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-9.87B-17M-2.02B----82.56M---725.54M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments8M22M38.63M-------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities5M-8.46B-8.47M92.19M167.56M62.16M-113.51M0.67M5.48M6.62M
Frontier Communications Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.67B-----0.75M-198.6M-236.19M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.49B6.31B1.65B-972.45M531.38M22.6M-7.23M23.19M-13.76M3.93M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-707M-576M-400.89M--399.39M-746.38M-529.38M-312.36M-318.43M-336.02M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-45M-119M-42.55M-427.17M-49.08M-11.39M-19.03M-3.94M11.47M-33.32M
Frontier Communications Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Frontier Communications Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year9.38B682M880.03M1.33B326.09M251.26M358.69M163.62M226.46M1.04B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End522M936M682.13M880.03M1.33B326.09M251.26M358.69M163.62M226.46M
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 three main sections:
  • Frontier Communications had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-8.86B for the latest year 2016. 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 Frontier Communications 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $1.67B for Frontier Communications in the latest year. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-11.26B for FTR 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 $735M for Frontier Communications. 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.

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