Loews Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:L)

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$51.57 $0.05 (0.1%) L stock closing price Apr 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of L requires an investor to check the cash flows for Loews. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Loews profits one has to check the income statement and for Loews debt one has to check the balance sheet. Loews stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $1.41B till 2017 Q4. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. The cash from operating activities for Loews is $ 2017 Q4, which saw an increase from previous quarter.

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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-Flow834M---814M---992M-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities218M-30M-52M-710M-320M-264M-529M-635M1.27B247M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net126M959M614M318M1.04B1.68B1.39B585M998M1.37B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-952M-667M-407M-209M-1.12B-987M-700M-72M-1.56B-1.42B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.22B-1.22B-1.22B--79M----124M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-112M-66M115M495M-1.15B-983M-565M-91M-89M-47M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-373M-136M-40M-13M158M124M148M6M-167M-121M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-216M-6M-6M--142M-123M-94M-41M-1.17B-525M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities656M559M493M-91M196M344M491M15M-101M90M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-223M-180M-138M-97M-218M-177M-136M-96M-255M-207M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-16M-16M-1M--2M-2M-1M-1M4M4M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash9M9M5M1M-13M-8M-6M-1M-11M-6M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year327M440M364M294M228M129M120M190M131M160M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End472M416M357M412M327M344M348M308M440M328M
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 Loews stock price history and Loews stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Loews had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $145M in the latest quarter 2017 Q4. 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 Loews 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Loews reported a positive operating cash flow of $2.59B 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 $-2.66B for L 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 $201M for Loews.

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