Morningstar Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:MORN)

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$138.59 $0.27 (0.19%) MORN stock closing price Jul 19, 2018 (Closing)

The Morningstar cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Morningstar profits one has to check the income statement and for Morningstar debt one has to check the balance sheet. Morningstar had cash and cash equivalents of $259.1M at beginning of the year and $308.2M at year end for 2017. Morningstar cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Morningstar has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $49.1M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow91.2M70.7M64.4M54.88M45.69M43.09M42.91M39.66M31.96M25.99M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities23.3M5.2M26.4M-11.37M15.61M-19.05M22.42M-3.53M-14.39M36.88M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations------5.18M----
Other Adjustments Net-1.29M-23.2M15.3M10.45M1.94M19.17M1.32M--3.71M-2.96M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-66.6M-62.8M-57.3M-58.32M-33.58M-30.03M-23.32M-14.77M-12.37M-48.51M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires22.7M-191.6M-11.1M-64.44M-10.12M5.73M--102.32M-74.17M-105.41M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-17.5M-19.9M-10.9M91.19M28.44M104.52M-85.32M28.64M-83.91M-24.94M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---0.2M---0.02M-2.42M--4.2M-0.25M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-42.1M-48.4M-93.1M-70.12M-148.98M-247M-31.97M5.43M16.43M23.42M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-70M190M--------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-25M5M30M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-39.3M-37.9M-33.7M-30.49M-17.42M-25.48M-10.04M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-6.1M-5M-3.1M-1.05M-7.31M9.41M7.09M13.95M24.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash17.3M-11.2M-12.6M-12.33M-1.15M2.44M-1.35M1.68M4.7M-6.63M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year259.1M207.1M185.2M168.16M163.88M200.43M180.17M130.49M173.89M159.57M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End308.2M259.1M207.1M185.15M168.16M163.88M200.43M180.17M130.49M173.89M
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 three main sections:

  • Morningstar saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $49.1M in 2017. Apart from the Morningstar stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $250.1M for MORN.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-60.8M for MORN 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 $-157.5M for Morningstar. 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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