Gerdau Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:GGB)

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$4.15 $0.13 (3.23%) GGB stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Gerdau from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the Gerdau income statement and Gerdau balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Gerdau cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. Gerdau had cash and cash equivalents of $1.59B at the beginning of the year and $800.33M at year end for 2017. The cash from operating activities for Gerdau is $ 2017, which saw a decrease from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow655.38M727.05M796.19M951.76M945.95M940.79M1.06B1.08B887.14M1.06B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-124.24M212.29M1.12B-543.27M155.69M428.81M-1.19B43.68M2B-2.11B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net225.16M896.18M1.67B54.05M19.18M96.44M-111.39M-164.31M-171.8M325.48M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-99.87M-291.05M-681.97M-512.23M-1.1B-1.59B-1.17B-724.63M-667.48M-1.53B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---6.38M--25.92M---161.59M-36.12M-2.27B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments------33.15M25.19M134.4M-32.48M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-67.84M-15.49M-50.97M-60.65M-133.71M-178.17M-130.02M-53.99M36.33M175.44M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--27.33M-57.72M2.34M16.53M-20.41M-46.91M-22.09M-6.56M-28M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.24B-618.27M-597M259.12M-76.67M-183.71M814.46M266.88M-2.33B2.4B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-27.05M-24.64M-109.36M-194.48M-199.01M-269.27M-330.8M-581.35M-167.07M-919.34M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities---103.51M-290.64M-115.82M-60.06M--1.66B--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash2.32M-198.96M213.49M104.27M33.4M46.79M53.84M-39.02M-154.16M181.56M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.59B1.62B931.15M896.99M669.89M760.15M637.36M1.19B1.03B1.13B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End800.33M1.45B1.72B1.3B978.44M739.88M886.99M605.63M1.06B1.13B
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 Gerdau stock price history and Gerdau stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Gerdau has cash of $800.33M 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 Gerdau stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $650.24M for Gerdau 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.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-167.71M for GGB 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. Gerdau spent $-1.27B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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