Greif Bros Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:GEF.B)

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$56.8 $0.2 (0.35%) GEF.B stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Greif Bros from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Greif Bros profits one has to check the income statement and for Greif Bros debt one has to check the balance sheet. 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 Greif Bros stock analysis. Greif Bros generated $305M cash from operating activities in 2017. Greif Bros had an inflow of $305M from operating activities, $-175.6M spend due to financing activities, and $-90.4M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow120.5M127.7M134.6M155.8M156.9M154.7M144.19M115.97M102.62M106.37M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.6M47.3M12.1M3.5M-68.4M150.6M-150.02M-150.78M96.82M-127.58M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net52M50.5M-7.59M57.6M12.8M36.5M1M-2.53M-65.36M-73.31M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-96.7M-99.3M-124.9M-145.1M-103.9M-155.8M-134.85M-147.8M-75.39M-85.24M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires5.9M23.4M18M61.8M---344.91M-179.45M-90.81M-99.96M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-50.8M-39.6M14.3M3.2M-12.3M-20.67M--4.99M23.88M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--5.2M-1.6M1.3M1.7M-12.52M-0.69M-1.13M-16.94M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-186.4M-16.89M42.2M-66.5M-12.69M-182.6M393.56M93.73M66.67M50.26M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-36.4M4.7M2.6M8.2M-30.2M-43.3M74.3M3.87M-25.74M23.02M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-102.8M-103.6M-102.7M-98.6M-98.3M-97.7M-97.81M-93.12M-87.95M-76.52M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities150M-151.8M37.6M-25.2M-20M-16M-9.39M142.08M-17.16M-
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-0.4M-5.6M-18.6M-5.3M-3.1M-3.1M--1.66M4.26M-4.41M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year103.7M106.2M85.1M78.1M91.5M127.4M106.95M111.89M77.62M123.69M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End142.3M103.7M106.2M85.1M78.1M91.7M127.41M106.95M111.89M77.62M
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:

  • Greif Bros saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $38.6M in 2017. Apart from the Greif Bros 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $305M for Greif Bros in the latest 2017. 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.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-90.4M for GEF.B stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-175.6M for Greif Bros. 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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