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. Financials statements like the Measurement Specialties income statement and Measurement Specialties balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Measurement Specialties cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. Measurement Specialties had cash and cash equivalents of $36.02M at the beginning of the year and $49.96M at year end for 2014. Measurement Specialties saw a outflow of $-75.21M from investing activities for 2014.

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Net Income Cash Flow
37.75M34.19M27.7M28.17M6.34M5.27M16.44M
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-------
Other Adjustments Net4.06M-2.17M4.3M3.01M5.25M7.39M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
58.93M47.7M42.62M33.9M29.78M22.03M33.23M
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-------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-75.21M-41.05M-67.23M-36.58M-5.25M-26.6M-33.65M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--2.47M3.93M--1.66M
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 Activities1.13M1.09M--0.81M-1.64M--1.95M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
28.5M-2.74M36.45M-0.29M-23.93M7.51M12.68M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash1.71M-0.6M----1.01M1.59M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
13.93M3.3M11.86M-2.3M-1.91M13.85M
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.

  • Measurement Specialties had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $13.93M for the latest year 2014. 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 Measurement Specialties 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Measurement Specialties gained $58.93M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-75.21M for MEAS 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 shows the flow of cash between Measurement Specialties and its owners and creditors and was $28.5M for 2014. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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