Foster Wheeler Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:FWLT)

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$27.52 $0.87 (3.06%) FWLT stock closing price Dec 03, 2014 (Closing)

The financial analysis of FWLT requires an investor to check the cash flows for Foster Wheeler. 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 Foster Wheeler profits and Foster Wheeler debt. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Foster Wheeler stock analysis. Foster Wheeler had a positive net income cash flow of $101.1M for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Foster Wheeler is $192.02M for 2013, which saw an increase of 105.81% from previous year. View details of Foster Wheeler cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Foster Wheeler Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow57.57M66.53M49.45M54.15M45.75M44.79M41.69M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-65.38M-169.44M-62.98M-130.72M-169.12M-154.32M-21.73M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-0.38M------
Other Adjustments Net99.11M46.32M22.54M24.53M52.62M11.83M11.37M
Foster Wheeler Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-27.72M-34.56M-25.92M-18.19M-44.5M-103.13M-51.29M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-3.52M-69.67M-29.37M-4.19M-32.61M-14.85M-6.31M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-11.53M5.45M-1.54M3.25M1.75M-7.79M4.94M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-15.85M-18.6M-18.64M6.01M-11.89M-2.8M6.71M
Foster Wheeler Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-130.97M-90.16M-397.48M-73.43M3.31M-482.38M26.52M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-14.85M-13.01M-12.53M-11.55M1.1M22.19M9.03M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----2.98M-0.73M3.65M-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-12.6M-18.3M-11.37M-8.03M-2.17M-9.62M-2.06M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.15M-4.09M0.08M-4.48M-0.06M0.05M4.69M
Foster Wheeler Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-0.93M13.94M-28.06M-5.05M19.18M-109.61M20.23M
Foster Wheeler Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year582.32M718.04M1.06B997.15M773.16M1.05B610.88M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End556.19M582.32M718.04M1.06B997.15M773.16M1.05B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Foster Wheeler stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Foster Wheeler 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:
  • Foster Wheeler has cash of $556.19M on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Foster Wheeler stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Foster Wheeler gained $98.72M 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 was negative at $-58.63M for FWLT 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: 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. Foster Wheeler spent $33.01M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.