Greif Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:GEF)

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$52.66 $0.63 (1.18%) GEF stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

The Greif cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the Greif 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 Greif 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. Greif cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. Greif had cash and cash equivalents of $103.7M at the beginning of the quarter and $142.3M at quarter end for 2017 Q4. Greif had an inflow of $305M from operating activities, $-175.6M spend due to financing activities, and $-90.4M outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Nov - Oct2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow120.5M89.4M61.7M30.7M127.7M95.8M64.3M32.3M134.6M100.9M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.6M-131M-111.5M-90.3M47.3M-47.6M-42.1M-80.89M12.1M-93.1M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net52M51.3M17.4M7.49M50.5M40.8M12.9M32.3M-7.59M7.6M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-96.7M-63.1M-37.8M-21.7M-99.3M-69.6M-48.1M-28.7M-124.9M-99.59M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires5.9M4.5M--23.4M23.4M23.2M1M18M17.4M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----50.8M50.8M50.8M44.2M-39.6M3.4M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-----5.2M-5.2M-5.2M---
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-186.4M-91.9M-70.59M6.29M-16.89M-18M-29.39M27.6M42.2M67.4M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-36.4M-30.8M-13.9M-10.3M4.7M8.5M6.1M-1.4M2.6M18M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-102.8M-78M-52.7M-25M-103.6M-78.8M-50.6M-24.5M-102.7M-78M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities150M150M150M101.7M-151.8M-77.7M-22.1M-28.8M37.6M35.8M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-0.4M-5.3M-8.4M-4.6M-5.6M-3.3M1M-4.1M-18.6M-21.4M
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 End142.3M94.6M87M106.8M103.7M94.3M89.6M65.3M106.2M101.7M
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 Greif stock price history and Greif stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Greif had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $38.6M in the latest quarter 2017 Q4. 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 Greif 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.
  • Greif increased its cash from operating activities to $305M till 2017 Q4. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-90.4M for GEF 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 $-175.6M for Greif. 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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