Medifast Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:MED)

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$207.6 $3.29 (1.56%) MED stock closing price Oct 15, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Medifast from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Medifast profits one has to check the income statement and for Medifast debt one has to check the balance sheet. Medifast had cash and cash equivalents of $52.43M at beginning of the quarter and $81.07M at quarter end of 2018 Q2. Medifast cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Medifast had an inflow of $38.53M from operating activities, $-31.82M spend due to financing activities, and $-0.71M outflow due to investing activities till 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q2
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.98M1.69M4.91M3.75M2.49M1.07M5.4M4.21M2.99M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities8.56M3.11M6.78M6.49M2.86M-1.45M-4.23M3.28M4.1M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------0.64M-0.47M-0.27M
Other Adjustments Net--3.82M2.59M1.66M-6.98M4.92M4.23M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.91M-1.28M-3.16M-2.32M-0.96M-0.41M-2.2M-1.36M-0.09M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments1.2M1.2M--1.05M-0.74M-0.6M--4.3M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-20.14M-0.15M-1.97M-0.26M-0.25M-0.25M-1.04M-0.44M-0.44M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-------0.21M-0.16M-0.1M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-11.67M-5.88M-15.39M-11.51M-7.69M-3.87M-11.88M-8.89M-5.92M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities---------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash---0.07M------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year52.43M42.03M24.45M36.38M39.93M14.26M17.16M10.6M1.84M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End81.07M86.96M75.07M70.55M63.53M53.97M52.43M57.12M58.61M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Medifast stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Medifast stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Medifast had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $5.99M in the latest quarter 2018 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 Medifast 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.
  • Medifast increased its cash from operating activities to $38.53M till 2018 Q2. 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.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-0.71M for MED 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-31.82M for Medifast. 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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