Hershey Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:HSY)

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$102.66 $0.78 (0.75%) HSY stock closing price Sep 19, 2018 (Closing)

The Hershey cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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 Hershey profits and Hershey debt. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Hershey stock analysis. Hershey had a positive net income cash flow of $756.53M for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Hershey has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $83.21M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow470.56M306.04M244.92M211.53M201.03M210.03M215.76M197.11M182.41M249.49M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-134.29M-63.74M170.4M-226.46M211.08M199.53M-322.71M110.63M451.08M-132.76M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net156.71M21.13M286.16M6.24M-44.18M24.32M58.86M83.87M-3.74M91.42M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-250.06M-265.82M-328.5M-344.33M-308.22M-258.27M-323.64M-177.33M-115.96M-179.82M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--285.37M-186.24M-396.26M--172.85M-5.75M--15.22M1.96M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-78.59M-44.25M64.59M-97.13M-16M-23M----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---27.1M-24.84M-27.36M-19.23M-3.6M-21.94M-19.14M-20.33M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-237.02M-489.82M-509.9M-454.44M-158.3M-249.03M-200.1M-77.06M19M-23.36M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-292.95M243.58M1.6M-0.16M-95.35M-7.06M276.66M-8.25M242.86M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-81.42M275.6M10.72M117.51M54.35M77.69M10.83M1.15M-458.04M-371.39M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-526.27M-499.47M-476.13M-440.41M-393.8M-356.99M-304.08M-283.43M-263.4M-262.94M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities--13.7M-23.43M56.43M51.33M36.81M61.59M11.58M11.77M1.38M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash6.12M-3.14M-10.36M-------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year296.96M346.52M374.85M1.12B728.27M693.68M884.64M253.6M37.1M129.19M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End380.17M296.96M346.52M374.85M1.12B728.27M693.68M884.64M253.6M37.1M
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 Hershey stock price history and Hershey stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Hershey had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $83.21M for the latest year 2017. 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 Hershey 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $1.25B for Hershey 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.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-328.66M for HSY stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-843.76M for Hershey. 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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