Moody's Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:MCO)

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$168.21 $1.22 (0.73%) MCO stock closing price Feb 16, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Moody's needs to disclose. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Moody's profits and Moody's debt. Moody's stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $979.2M till 2017 Q3. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. MCO decrease in investments stood at a value of $-3.41B for the latest quarter 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow108.4M65.4M32.5M126.7M93.8M61.1M29.9M113.5M84.8M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-824.4M-922.3M-1.04B949.9M15.6M-22M-36.1M44.2M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net79.49M149.7M153.7M-126.3M45.9M45M20.4M54.39M35.3M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-69.4M-42.8M-18.7M-115.2M-84.8M-54.3M-26.3M-89M-65.9M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-3.51B-5M-5M-79.3M-79.1M-75.9M-75.9M-7.6M-4.6M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments173M87.7M42.3M296.5M161.5M122.9M-6.2M4.59M-10.99M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-162.6M-143.3M-80.4M-705.4M-650.4M-492.2M-280.5M-1.07B-892.8M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.99B1.49B498.5M----852.8M552.8M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings314.3M-213.3M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-221M-146M-72.6M-291.8M-259.9M-143.6M-72.1M-278.9M-209.6M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-25.9M-25M-5.1M-12.6M27.7M13M13.4M33.5M37.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash79.3M59.6M18.2M-24.2M17.1M18.2M29M-62.7M-47.9M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.76B1.22B1.92B1.76B760M659.6M473.9M245.9M426.3M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End962.8M3.28B2.13B2.05B1.75B1.67B1.58B1.76B1.47B
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 Moody's stock price history and Moody's stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Moody's has cash of $962.8M 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 Moody's stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Moody's reported a positive operating cash flow of $342.7M till 2017 Q3 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 $-3.41B for MCO till last quarter 2017 Q3 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 $1.9B for Moody's.

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