Media General Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:MEG)

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$18.51 $0.29 (1.54%) MEG stock closing price Jan 17, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Media General needs to disclose. While its important to look at the Media 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 Media 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 Media General stock analysis. Media General had a negative net income cash flow of $-39.72M for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Media General has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-2.82M. View details of Media General cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Media General Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow269.69M91.9M37.97M39.36M84.22M53.08M143.41M980.56M78.45M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-94.52M-80.18M-58.43M-10.36M-6.04M23.45M-72.64M-2.48M-19.7M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---142.19M---8.87M11.3M-
Other Adjustments Net21.5M0.27M23.89M58.61M12.84M31.8M7.64M-263.76M61.39M
Media General Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-57.06M346.61M-15.16M-17.88M-19.05M-26.48M-18.45M-31.51M-50.3M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--913.23M3M-----23.8M-2.52M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---135.64M--17.62M138.3M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities122.99M-119.2M2.62M-3.03M0.44M0.69M11.11M5.88M13.24M
Media General Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-33.72M--------48.71M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-178.56M623.67M568.85M-108.76M-6.28M-49.42M-18.14M-167.52M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---510.26M------18.82M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--------18.51M-21.15M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-13.42M-34.07M-9.48M-28.66M-0.52M-11.86M0.16M-3.66M-0.26M
Media General Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash---------
Media General Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year43.92M71.61M24.24M23.1M31.86M33.23M7.14M14.21M11.92M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End41.09M43.92M71.61M36.8M23.14M31.86M33.23M7.14M14.21M
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 Media General stock price history and Media General stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Media General had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-2.82M for the latest year 2015. 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 Media 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Media General gained $88.42M 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 positive value of $65.92M for MEG 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-225.7M for Media 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.