Kansas City Southern Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:KSU)

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$108.28 $0.72 (0.67%) KSU stock closing price Jun 21, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Kansas City Southern from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Kansas City Southern profits, the balance sheet shows Kansas City Southern 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Kansas City Southern stock analysis. Kansas City Southern generated $1.03B cash from operating activities in 2017. Kansas City Southern saw a outflow of $-681.1M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow320.9M305M284.6M258.1M223.3M198.8M186.2M190M185.8M170.1M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities77.49M33.4M-59.7M-18.2M-11.8M-61.6M-81.1M-34.3M-3.4M34.59M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-333.9M95M199.1M161.8M233.5M156.6M201M160.6M41.5M67.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-619.2M-590.5M-827.6M-960.4M-798.4M-525.3M-485M-279M-335.3M-555.6M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--------25M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-46.4M-33.1M-17.4M-26.7M-31.6M-27.4M-37.8M-25.2M-22M-30.4M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-15.5M-4.6M-28M4.2M-3.3M-12.4M17.7M10.9M5.3M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-374.9M-184.5M-190M2M1.5M1.9M2.1M217M76.9M8.6M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-25.4M-27.7M473.9M-333M575.2M-46.29M-103.3M-359M-117M317.3M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings159M100.79M-371.09M448.59M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-142.5M-142.8M-140.1M-116.6M-71.2M-86.1M-3M-11M-11M-15.2M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-3.1M-20.4M-5.6M-113.6M9.4M-36.4M-63.9M-7.8M-11.3M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year170.6M136.6M348M429.5M72.6M72.4M85.4M117.5M229.9M55.5M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End134.1M170.6M136.6M348M429.5M72.6M72.4M85.4M117.5M229.9M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Kansas City Southern stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Kansas City Southern 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:

  • Kansas City Southern has cash of $134.1M 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 Kansas City Southern stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Kansas City Southern reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.03B 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: Kansas City Southern used $-681.1M 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-383.8M for Kansas City Southern. 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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