Lear Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:LEA)

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$157.1 $4.61 (2.85%) LEA stock closing price Sep 17, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of LEA requires an investor to check the cash flows for Lear. The profit-loss statement shows Lear profits, the balance sheet shows Lear 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. Lear saw a cash impact of $-450.5M from the buyback of LEA shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Lear stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Lear has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $228.8M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
1.38B1.04B795.8M702.3M455.8M1.32B570.4M461.4M826.7M-689.9M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow427.7M378.2M347.8M310.9M285.5M239.5M246.3M235.9M582.7M829.3M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities27.1M96.6M24.3M-85.8M-17.7M-128.6M14.3M-72.69M-260.1M-121.5M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-52.6M104M103.2M-96.5M-698.3M-40.7M-2.69M-1.32B126.3M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
1.78B1.62B1.27B927.8M820.1M729.8M790.3M621.9M-175.2M144.2M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-594.5M-528.3M-485.8M-424.7M-460.6M-458.3M-329.5M-193.3M-118.8M-167.7M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-292.4M-155.9M-499.2M---243.9M1.29M6.3M29.3M24M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities18.3M47.1M19.7M-355.9M56.7M14.3M25M-5.1M-2.7M-0.7M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-868.6M-637.1M-965.3M-780.6M-403.9M-687.9M-303.2M-192.1M-92.2M-144.4M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-450.5M-658.8M-487.4M-411.4M-1B-222.8M-279.1M---
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities7.4M-21.9M485.6M397.9M427.9M-72.1M-5.9M-257.4M-2.39M-156.4M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-8.9M9.1M-----4M-34M320.2M1.2B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-219.3M-122.1M-106.3M-91.2M-102.4M-77.7M-69.6M-16.2M-23.8M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-70.7M-79.2M-48.2M-56.1M-23.9M-23.5M-13.7M-13.1M-98.8M-35.5M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-742M-872.9M-156.3M-160.8M-698.5M-396.1M-372.3M-320.7M195.2M1.01B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash56.3M-34.3M-47M-30M17.8M2.1M-14.6M-9M34.1M-15.7M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
228.8M75M102.5M-43.6M-264.5M-352.1M100.2M100.1M-38.1M990.8M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.27B1.2B1.09B1.14B1.4B1.75B1.65B1.55B2.85B601.3M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.5B1.27B1.2B1.09B1.14B1.4B1.75B1.65B2.81B1.59B
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 Lear stock price history and Lear stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Lear had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $228.8M 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 Lear 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: Lear reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.78B 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.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-868.6M for LEA 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.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Lear and its owners and creditors and was $-742M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

Key Financial Ratios For Lear Cash Flow

FCF margin
0.06