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

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$130.49 $0.27 (0.21%) MCO stock closing price Aug 18, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Moody's needs to disclose. The profit-loss statement shows Moody's profits, the balance sheet shows Moody's 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Moody's stock analysis. Moody's had a positive net income cash flow of $659.5M for the latest quarter. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Moody's is $-47.7M for 2017-Q2, which saw an increase of -90.69% from previous quarter. View details of Moody's cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec.2017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q32015 Q22015 Q1
Moody's Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow65.4M32.5M126.7M93.8M61.1M29.9M113.5M84.8M56.5M28.6M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-922.3M-1.04B949.9M15.6M-22M0.39M36.1M44.2M28.6M9M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net149.7M153.7M-126.3M45.9M45M20.4M54.39M35.3M13.9M-7.1M
Moody's Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-42.8M-18.7M-115.2M-84.8M-54.3M-26.3M-89M-65.9M-40.7M-19M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-5M-5M-79.3M-79.1M-75.9M-75.9M-7.6M-4.6M-4.6M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments87.7M42.3M296.5M161.5M122.9M-6.2M4.59M-10.99M-46.5M-30.3M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Moody's Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-143.3M-80.4M-705.4M-650.4M-492.2M-280.5M-1.07B-892.8M-604.8M-389.7M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.49B498.5M----852.8M552.8M552.8M552.8M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-213.3M--------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-146M-72.6M-291.8M-259.9M-143.6M-72.1M-278.9M-209.6M-137.2M-68.7M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-25M-5.1M-12.6M27.7M13M13.4M33.5M37.1M31.6M29.5M
Moody's Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash59.6M18.2M-24.2M17.1M18.2M29M-62.7M-47.9M-25.9M-46M
Moody's Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.76B1.22B1.92B1.76B760M659.6M473.9M245.9M426.3M408.1M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End3.28B2.13B2.05B1.75B1.67B1.58B1.76B1.47B1.54B1.51B
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 had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.23B for the latest quarter 2017-Q2. 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 Moody's 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a negative value of $-47.7M for MCO.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was positive at $39.9M for MCO 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.
  • 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 $1.18B for Moody's.

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