Media General Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:MEG)

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

The financial analysis of MEG requires an investor to check the cash flows for Media General. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Media General profits and Media General debt. Media General stock analysis shows negative net income cash flow of $-74.03M till 2016 Q3. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. Media General has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $16.73M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
-74.03M-6.48M-25.71M-39.72M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow276.09M108.84M54.22M269.69M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-64.15M-56.26M-13.35M-94.52M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----
Other Adjustments Net3.75M-7.38M-19.95M21.5M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
141.65M38.7M-4.79M156.94M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-27.77M-18.24M-2.78M-57.06M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-0.16M-0.11M-0.01M122.99M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-27.93M-18.35M-2.79M65.92M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.93M1.71M1.4M-33.72M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-62.4M-2.03M-1.09M-178.56M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-0.51M---
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-36M-35.74M-0.22M-13.42M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-96.98M-36.06M--225.7M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
16.73M-15.71M-7.49M-2.82M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year31.86M33.23M7.14M14.21M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End57.82M25.37M33.59M41.09M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

While Media General stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Media General 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:

  • Media General has cash of $57.82M on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Media General stock price.
  • Media General increased its cash from operating activities to $141.65M till 2016 Q3. 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 $-27.93M for MEG 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: 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. Media General spent $-96.98M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.