Kroger Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:KR)

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$27.41 $0.08 (0.29%) KR stock closing price Feb 21, 2018 (Closing)

The Kroger cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the Kroger debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Kroger revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Kroger stock analysis. Kroger had a positive net income cash flow of $1.96B for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Kroger is $ 2017, which saw a decrease from previous year.

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Fiscal year is Feb - Jan2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.34B2.09B1.95B1.7B1.65B1.64B1.62B2.64B1.44B1.36B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-478M-18M-71M-245M-764M-19M344M-259M-477M-215M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net453M713M539M391M437M443M271M486M682M259M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-3.57B-3.3B-2.79B-2.31B-2.01B-1.85B-1.86B-2.28B-2.09B-2.13B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-401M-168M-252M-2.34B-122M-51M-7M-36M-80M-90M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities93M-98M-14M-121M-48M-10M-90M-14M-9M-2M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.7B-583M-1.17B-413M-1.15B-1.43B-516M-167M-465M-1.23B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.86B-64M201M2.09B693M276M-172M-50M-112M812M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--285M25M193M--22M14M2M279M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-429M-385M-338M-319M-267M-257M-250M-238M-227M-202M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-86M63M49M-125M23M-88M7M33M34M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash--------73M-
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year277M268M401M238M188M825M424M263M242M189M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End322M277M268M401M238M188M825M424M263M242M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Kroger stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Kroger 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:

  • Kroger saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $45M in 2017. Apart from the Kroger 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $4.27B for Kroger 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 $-3.88B for KR 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.
  • 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 $-352M for Kroger.

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