MFA Financial Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:MFA)

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$7.47 $0.05 (0.66%) MFA stock closing price Apr 18, 2018 (Closing)

The MFA Financial cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the MFA Financial 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 MFA Financial 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 MFA Financial stock analysis. MFA Financial generated $176.07M cash from operating activities in till this quarter of 2017 Q4. MFA Financial saw a inflow of $1.82B from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow31.84M24.96M16.44M-15.44M37.68M28.49M17.98M8.41M42.48M33.31M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-11.38M-14.07M-9.7M-7.15M-119.55M-56.78M-64.49M-10.05M54.73M-15.86M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-166.79M-113.71M-68.59M-12.01M-145.28M-112.9M-74.4M-37.42M-128.27M-98M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----------
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments1.82B1.94B1.85B730.01M1.03B1.02B601.56M336.71M550.08M497.9M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares196.8M190.51M186.25M3.95M4.66M---1.21M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.67B-1.66B-1.49B-537.58M-709.1M-763.45M-464.12M-316.61M-538.52M-432.05M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-323.58M-240.23M-156.93M-78.37M-312.89M-234.63M-156.38M-78.17M-312.37M-234.23M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-2.64M-1.52M-1M-------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year260.11M165M182.43M565.37M401.29M394.02M345.24M653.46M361.16M234.41M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End449.75M608.17M745.48M421.57M260.11M288.69M182.76M146.23M165M174.16M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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MFA Financial stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and MFA Financial stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • MFA Financial has cash of $449.75M 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 MFA Financial stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. MFA Financial gained $176.07M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $1.82B for MFA till last quarter 2017 Q4 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-1.8B for MFA Financial. 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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