Frontier Communications Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:FTR)

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$9.1 $1.04 (12.9%) FTR stock closing price Feb 23, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of FTR requires an investor to check the cash flows for Frontier Communications. While its important to look at the Frontier Communications 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 Frontier Communications 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Frontier Communications stock analysis. Frontier Communications had a negative net income cash flow of $-775M till this quarter of 2017 Q3. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. FTR decrease in investments stood at a value of $-750M for the latest quarter 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.37B1.82B588M2.08B1.51B919M337M1.51B1.2B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-307M-186M-234M44M-186M44M-118M116M6M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-99M-66M21M-82M-76M-119M-95M-130M-147M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-756M-489M-246M-1.4B-1.06B-645M-259M-863M-626M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----9.87B-9.89B-9.89B--17M-17M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---8M---22M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities6M5M3M5M8.44B8.45B92M-8.46B-8.46B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-------2.67B2.67B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-272M-181M-48M1.49B1.51B1.56B-24M6.31B6.33B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-380M-279M-178M-707M-531M-353M-177M-576M-400M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-19M-20M-12M-45M-37M-6M-6M-119M-119M
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 Year9.38B682M880.03M1.33B326.09M251.26M358.69M163.62M226.46M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End286M387M341M522M331M683M500M936M1.01B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Frontier Communications stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Frontier Communications 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:

  • Frontier Communications had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-236M in the latest quarter 2017 Q3. 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $1.19B for FTR.
  • 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 $-750M for FTR till last quarter 2017 Q3 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Frontier Communications spent $-671M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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