WW Grainger Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:GWW)

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$266.68 $2.88 (1.07%) GWW stock closing price Feb 16, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like WW Grainger needs to disclose. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about WW Grainger profits and WW Grainger debt. WW Grainger saw a cash impact of $-558.01M from the buyback of GWW shares. The cash flow statement helps in the WW Grainger stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. WW Grainger saw a outflow of $-146.08M from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow271.23M194.33M128.19M62.24M248.85M177.39M113.49M56.29M227.96M164.2M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities69.29M-6.3M-103.29M-64.9M20.5M-132.94M-178.91M-116.78M-92.98M-108.27M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net93.58M72.21M57.46M-100.77M61.43M20.72M22.57M69.75M43.99M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-117.05M-80.76M-61.38M-30.46M-229.22M-165.53M-62.59M-37.98M-359.01M-240.84M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-----0.15M-0.15M---464.43M-463.3M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-34.75M-22.43M-13.3M-7.06M-34.1M-19.29M-10.34M-7.19M-20.38M-15.68M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities5.72M3.55M-0.14M-1.22M-0.4M-0.59M-0.2M--0.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-558.01M-408.72M-286.49M-132.8M-755.64M-583.64M-386.45M-166.84M-1.34B-1.12B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities371.52M408.2M407.87M-2.31M253.73M258.94M263.3M-124.76M1.25B1.21B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-347.69M-375.52M-257.5M35.66M38.44M34.05M19.08M215.61M301.21M159.26M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-304.47M-225.5M-151.63M-72.11M-302.97M-221.13M-147.48M-72.63M-306.47M-230.94M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-27.88M-17.54M-16.71M-11.62M11.9M11.87M9.77M17.28M27.55M24.41M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash8.8M8.28M8.06M4.43M-2.17M10.75M14.78M12.76M-20.5M-20.98M
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 End326.87M284.57M275.06M238.8M274.14M285.98M315.99M279.9M290.13M258.15M
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 WW Grainger stock price history and WW Grainger stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • WW Grainger has cash of $326.87M 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 WW Grainger stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: WW Grainger reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.06B till 2017 Q4 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-146.08M for GWW till last quarter 2017 Q4 report.
  • 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 $-866.54M for WW Grainger.

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