WW Grainger Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:GWW)

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$170.63 $0.39 (0.23%) GWW stock closing price Sep 19, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like WW Grainger from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows WW Grainger profits, the balance sheet shows WW Grainger debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. WW Grainger stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $632.83M for 2016. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required.   GWW increase in investments stood at a negative value of $-262.26M for the latest 2016. View details of WW Grainger cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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WW Grainger Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow248.85M227.96M208.32M180.61M159.04M149.2M149.67M147.53M139.57M131.99M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities20.5M-92.98M-165.32M-57.75M-129.02M-129.37M-114.72M121.77M-143.06M-106.36M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net100.77M69.75M104.51M55.89M87.31M59.86M47.9M32.32M58.2M23.11M
WW Grainger Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-229.22M-359.01M-360.63M-245.44M-241.33M-189.66M-120.61M-140.73M-169.05M-185.33M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-0.15M-464.43M-30.71M-153.91M-64.8M-359.29M-62.07M-121.83M-34.29M-4.69M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-34.1M-20.38M------19.84M-6.45M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1.22M0.46M7.29M-0.06M0.48M13.89M13.52M--19.13M-0.46M
WW Grainger Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-755.64M-1.34B-476.54M-369.06M-268.44M-66.74M-418.27M-281.56M-347.41M-533.79M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities253.73M1.25B-20.4M-16.68M80.05M-6.83M-239.12M-18.85M500M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings38.44M301.21M-3.55M-9.64M-43.84M24.56M205.49M2.54M-81.42M102.3M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-302.97M-306.47M-291.39M-255.46M-220.07M-180.52M-152.33M-134.68M-121.5M-113.09M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities11.9M27.55M33.77M59.98M57.88M52.09M25.65M19.03M13.53M30.69M
WW Grainger Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-2.17M-20.5M-21.63M-17.62M0.46M-11.55M4.88M7.27M-7.76M6.93M
WW Grainger Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year290.13M226.64M430.64M452.06M335.49M313.45M459.87M396.29M113.43M348.47M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End274.14M290.13M226.64M430.64M452.06M335.49M313.45M459.87M396.29M113.43M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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WW Grainger stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and WW Grainger stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: WW Grainger cash reduced YoY to $632.83M, meaning the company is unable to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the WW Grainger stock price movement.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $1B for WW Grainger in the latest year. 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 was negative at $-262.26M for GWW 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 shows the flow of cash between WW Grainger and its owners and creditors and was $-754.53M for 2016. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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