Measurement Specialties Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:MEAS)

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$86 $0.01 (0.01%) MEAS stock closing price Oct 09, 2014 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Measurement Specialties from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Measurement Specialties 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 Measurement Specialties 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 Measurement Specialties stock analysis. Measurement Specialties had a positive net income cash flow of $37.75M for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. MEAS decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-75.21M for the latest 2014. View details of Measurement Specialties cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Measurement Specialties Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow20.43M17.87M16.73M14.89M14.07M13.21M9.9M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-3.32M-4.68M-3.99M-13.47M6.21M-1.71M-0.51M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----0.14M--
Other Adjustments Net4.06M0.33M2.17M4.3M3.01M5.25M7.39M
Measurement Specialties Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-17.76M-12.99M-20.65M-9.54M-5.15M-13.94M-12.81M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-57.44M-28.05M-46.57M-27.03M-0.1M-12.66M-20.87M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities------0.04M
Measurement Specialties Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares0.66M0.79M2.47M3.93M0.17M0.27M1.66M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-0.16M-0.54M-0.18M11.82M-6.38M-3.01M-2.67M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings26.87M-4.08M33.42M-15.23M-16.07M10.24M15.65M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1.13M1.09M0.73M-0.81M-1.64M0.01M-1.95M
Measurement Specialties Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash1.71M-0.6M0.02M0.66M0.2M-1.01M1.59M
Measurement Specialties Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year36.02M32.72M20.86M23.16M23.48M21.56M7.7M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End49.96M36.02M32.72M20.86M24.29M23.48M21.56M
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 Measurement Specialties stock price history and Measurement Specialties stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: Measurement Specialties cash grew YoY to $37.75M, meaning the company is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the Measurement Specialties stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Measurement Specialties reported a positive operating cash flow of $58.93M for 2014 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital 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 $58.93M for MEAS in last year report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Measurement Specialties earned $31.24M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.