Mentor Graphics Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:MENT)

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$37.25 $0.01 (0.03%) MENT stock closing price Mar 30, 2017 (Closing)

The Mentor Graphics cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Mentor Graphics 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 Mentor Graphics 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Mentor Graphics stock analysis. Mentor Graphics generated $321.81M cash from operating activities in 2017. The cash from operating activities for Mentor Graphics is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow61.84M61.42M58.04M52.45M53.55M54.18M57.07M59.68M57.6M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities44.6M28.59M-110.67M-95.48M-79.39M-72.92M-24.09M-40.96M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net60.49M44.4M45.66M39.17M26.49M39.28M20.64M41.05M53.41M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-60.28M-41.26M-48.36M-30.76M-45.13M-41.55M-47.17M-46.39M-40.4M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-11.75M-11.7M-84.59M-20.9M-15.65M-15.26M-25.57M-5.53M-55.99M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--4.12M-4.7M---1.99M6.32M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities------3.97M---
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-113.56M-52.19M-40.06M3.01M12.84M-52.53M27.53M20.05M22.33M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-6.47M17.73M-3.65M--33.08M100.22M20M30M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings3.23M1.19M-2.66M-4.01M-11.16M-1.28M-104.42M-22.47M-7.12M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-23.8M-25.59M-22.91M-20.39M-----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-4.71M-11.04M----9.02M-1.22M-0.64M-0.7M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash1.82M-1.17M-3.35M-2.78M-3.16M-2.2M--1.38M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year334.82M230.28M293.32M223.78M146.49M133.11M99.34M93.64M117.92M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End441.08M334.82M230.28M293.32M223.78M146.49M133.11M99.34M93.64M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Mentor Graphics stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Mentor Graphics stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Mentor Graphics is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Mentor Graphics stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Mentor Graphics gained $321.81M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-72.04M for MENT 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 shows the flow of cash between Mentor Graphics and its owners and creditors and was $-145.32M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.