WW Grainger Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:GWW)

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$357.73 $2.22 (0.62%) GWW stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like WW Grainger from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. 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 WW Grainger profits and WW Grainger debt. WW Grainger cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. WW Grainger had cash and cash equivalents of $274.14M at the beginning of the year and $326.87M at year end for 2017. WW Grainger has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $52.73M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow264.06M248.85M227.96M208.32M180.61M159.04M149.2M149.67M147.53M139.57M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities69.29M20.5M-92.98M-165.32M-57.75M-129.02M-129.37M-114.72M121.77M-143.06M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net100.75M100.77M69.75M104.51M55.89M87.31M59.86M47.9M32.32M58.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-117.05M-229.22M-359.01M-360.63M-245.44M-241.33M-189.66M-120.61M-140.73M-169.05M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--0.15M-464.43M-30.71M-153.91M-64.8M-359.29M-62.07M-121.83M-34.29M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-34.75M-34.1M-20.38M------19.84M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities5.72M1.22M-7.29M-0.06M-13.89M13.52M--19.13M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-558.01M-755.64M-1.34B-476.54M-369.06M-268.44M-66.74M-418.27M-281.56M-347.41M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities362.46M253.73M1.25B-20.4M-16.68M80.05M-6.83M-239.12M-18.85M500M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-339.24M38.44M301.21M-3.55M-9.64M-43.84M24.56M205.49M2.54M-81.42M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-304.47M-302.97M-306.47M-291.39M-255.46M-220.07M-180.52M-152.33M-134.68M-121.5M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-27.88M11.9M27.55M33.77M59.98M57.88M52.09M25.65M19.03M13.53M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash9.4M-2.17M-20.5M-21.63M-17.62M--11.55M4.88M7.27M-7.76M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year274.14M290.13M226.64M430.64M452.06M335.49M313.45M459.87M396.29M113.43M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End326.87M274.14M290.13M226.64M430.64M452.06M335.49M313.45M459.87M396.29M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While WW Grainger stock price history provides the price history of a stock, WW Grainger 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:

  • WW Grainger saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $52.73M in 2017. Apart from the WW Grainger 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: WW Grainger reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.06B for 2017 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: WW Grainger used $-146.08M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-867.14M for WW Grainger.

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