Monsanto Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:MON)

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$127.95 $0.02 (0.02%) MON stock closing price Jun 06, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Monsanto needs to disclose. 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 Monsanto profits and Monsanto debt. 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 Monsanto stock analysis. Monsanto generated $1.63B cash from operating activities in till this quarter of 2018 Q2. The cash from operating activities for Monsanto is $ 2018 Q2, which saw an increase from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Sep - Aug2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q2
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow381M188M748M549M372M189M727M542M364M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-377M799M-89M-2.41B-395M1.09B-5M-2.2B-41M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-5M134M294M301M159M148M553M559M263M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-661M-418M-1.24B-848M-543M-317M-923M-666M-489M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---11M-11M-7M-7M-2M-2M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments7M7M50M52M50M--15M35M35M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities288M201M94M55M62M-3M76M-6M-29M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares82M56M103M78M37M21M-2.92B-2.94B-2.98B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-367M-1M-418M83M90M90M-297M-296M5M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings85M394M-677M565M-133M-516M453M1.74B-24M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-487M-238M-953M-716M-475M-237M-970M-727M-492M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-27M-33M-21M-14M-13M-13M-8M-11M-13M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash3M-14M27M4M--28M-7M-39M-55M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.7B2.37B3.67B3.28B2.57B1.49B1.96B1.61B866M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.41B3.1B1.86B1.61B2.28B2.13B1.68B1.21B1.05B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into the following main sections:

  • Monsanto had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $553M 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 Monsanto 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: Monsanto reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.63B till 2018 Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-366M for MON 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 $-714M for Monsanto. 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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