Alliant Energy Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:LNT)

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$42.73 $0.01 (0.02%) LNT stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Alliant Energy from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Alliant Energy 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 Alliant Energy 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. Alliant Energy saw a cash impact of $149.6M from the issuance of LNT shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Alliant Energy stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Alliant Energy has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $19.7M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow483.5M406.8M413.7M442.3M411.1M387.9M380.1M344.1M317.7M286.4M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-155.3M-149.5M-127.8M-112.5M-234.2M-92.9M-190M72.79M-186.3M-407.79M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net187.7M220.6M196.9M168.5M177.9M210.4M190.7M261.7M396M152.9M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.47B-1.14B-823.7M-838.9M-731.6M-1.03B-608.1M-833.3M-1.2B-866.1M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---------1M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-29.4M-43.8M-95.5M-78.8M-23.1M-130M-44M-33.2M49.8M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares149.6M26.6M151.2M--11M--40M---0.4M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities545.4M486.6M67.7M454.4M250M383.6M-0.9M192.2M422.3M345.7M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings171.1M84.3M18.5M-138.1M11.9M164.7M55.4M-142.6M103.9M-25.2M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-288.3M-266.5M-247.3M-236M-219.7M-215.2M-204.9M-193.3M-184.2M-154.3M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-45.2M-1.7M6.8M-7.1M-18.9M-8.9M-8.1M9.3M-21.9M-17.9M
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 Year8.2M5.8M56.9M9.8M21.2M11.4M159.3M175.3M346.9M745.6M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End27.9M8.2M5.8M56.9M9.8M21.2M11.4M159.3M175.3M346.9M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Alliant Energy stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Alliant Energy 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:

  • Alliant Energy has cash of $27.9M 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 Alliant Energy stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $983.4M for LNT.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-1.5B for LNT stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $532.6M for Alliant Energy. 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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