Lazard Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:LAZ)

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$50.18 $0.4 (0.8%) LAZ stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

The Lazard cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the Lazard 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 Lazard 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Lazard cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Lazard compared to various industry peers like ONEXF stock and APO stock. The cash from operating activities for Lazard is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow400.39M410.33M359.07M336.68M354.9M399.96M336.78M346.81M400M272.32M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities56.58M-256.88M52.54M-50.35M-58.52M-6.38M-118.58M-389.83M56.7M221.19M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net298.61M54.14M-517.26M15.62M65.21M-4.45M-10.95M17.39M-23.69M9.23M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-26.92M-37.65M-25.95M-20.09M-54.55M-84.93M-45.27M-12.95M-11.33M-17.76M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-------424.67M-85.22M-134.16M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-306.74M-300.21M-172.77M-192.65M-132.47M-354.46M-204.83M-149.98M-50.47M160.43M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-7.33M193.69M-114.65M-2.17M490.73M-2.51M-2.32M-2.4M-2.98M-482.02M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-----578.46M--131.82M-10.37M-0.63M-7.93M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-341.45M-336.13M-290.68M-146.24M-121.62M-135.1M-70.57M-50.58M-33.45M-23.05M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-84.86M-44.29M-168.69M-94.3M-145.25M-71.12M-142.8M-64.54M-78.01M-84.43M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash76.92M-49.98M-49.03M-55.45M6.22M12.64M-6.07M-10.27M24.96M-63.08M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.16B1.13B1.07B841.48M850.19M1B1.21B917.32M909.7M1.06B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.48B1.16B1.13B1.07B841.48M850.19M1B1.21B917.32M909.7M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Lazard stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Lazard stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Lazard had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $325.05M 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 Lazard 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: Lazard reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.02B 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: Lazard used $-26.92M 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 shows the flow of cash between Lazard and its owners and creditors and was $-740.39M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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