MSC Industrial Direct Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:MSM)

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$73.73 $0.4 (0.55%) MSM stock closing price Sep 21, 2017 (Closing)

The MSC Industrial Direct cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the MSC Industrial Direct 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 MSC Industrial Direct 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the MSC Industrial Direct cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of MSC Industrial Direct compared to various industry peers like HDS stock and ADRZY stock. MSC Industrial Direct saw a outflow of $36.53M from investing activities for 2016. View details of MSC Industrial Direct cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Fiscal year is Sep - Aug.2016201520142013201220112010200920082007
MSC Industrial Direct Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow71.93M69.72M64.94M49.47M34.72M29.15M26.04M26.95M27.34M26.03M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities62.75M-84.63M-58.63M16.78M-77.29M-63.51M-43.68M115.61M-17.96M-38.45M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net35.2M33.39M30.02M21.17M17.82M25.53M17.11M17.75M12.92M3.67M
MSC Industrial Direct Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-87.93M-51.4M-70.61M-89.25M-47.69M-25.47M-30.3M-22.29M-19.12M-26.45M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--1.43M-548.76M-33.45M-28.94M----12.73M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---25.02M-------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
MSC Industrial Direct Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-372.3M-18.01M-166.91M21.67M-22.28M-28.61M-22.84M7.56M-174.18M-66.23M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities174.36M-1.76M-77.99M-119.88M-0.19M-39.36M-154.1M-39.72M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings4M93M135M370M----57.52M-25.15M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-105.77M-284.23M-82.6M-75.86M-63.02M-119.25M-51.72M-49.87M-47.6M-42.29M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1.35M3.95M5.48M4.12M4.88M6.41M4.77M1.78M-7.68M
MSC Industrial Direct Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-0.18M-0.22M0.11M-0.05M-0.03M0.04M-0.03M-0.16M-0.11M0.08M
MSC Industrial Direct Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year38.26M47.15M55.87M168.45M95.95M121.19M225.57M42.84M7.79M7.71M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End52.89M38.26M47.15M55.87M168.45M95.95M121.19M225.57M42.84M7.79M
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:
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: MSC Industrial Direct cash reduced YoY to $231.21M, meaning the company is unable to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the MSC Industrial Direct stock price movement.
  • 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 $401.1M for MSM.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-87.93M for MSM 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 MSC Industrial Direct and its owners and creditors and was $-298.36M for 2016. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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