Mercury General Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:MCY)

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$48.08 $0.59 (1.24%) MCY stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

The Mercury General cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Mercury General 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 Mercury General 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Mercury General stock analysis. Mercury General had a positive net income cash flow of $144.88M till this quarter of 2017 Q4. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Mercury General saw a outflow of $-185.6M from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow55.34M41.61M27.52M13.26M53.25M39.58M25.91M12.87M47.83M37.24M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities227.85M179.33M114.16M58.4M127.68M130.28M78.35M38.91M-21.06M-18.04M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-86.67M-69.58M-45.56M-24.42M33.48M-59.44M-74.78M-29.43M88.98M78.43M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-13.2M-8.03M-10.55M-3.42M-16.96M-12.87M-8.93M-4.59M-19.97M-16.24M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--------7.77M7.77M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-174.33M-153.97M-106.4M-73.47M-213.36M-133.14M-58.42M-37.79M-71.95M-37.27M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1.93M---3.6M3.18M2.34M-2.47M2.29M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares2.16M2.16M1.17M1.17M1.63M---2.11M2.11M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities51.01M51.01M51.01M51.64M30M-----
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-137.89M-103.3M-68.85M-34.42M-137.2M-102.78M-68.51M-34.25M-136.38M-102.18M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities----------
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 Year220.32M264.22M289.9M266.5M158.18M211.39M181.38M185.5M35.39M48.24M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End291.41M284.63M261.42M236.58M220.31M229.85M233.28M235.1M264.22M295.18M
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 Mercury General stock price history and Mercury General stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Mercury General had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $71.1M in the latest quarter 2017 Q4. 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 Mercury General 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.
  • Mercury General increased its cash from operating activities to $341.41M till 2017 Q4. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from 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 $-185.6M for MCY till last quarter 2017 Q4 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-84.71M for Mercury General. 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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