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

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$85.76 $0.46 (0.53%) MSM stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like MSC Industrial Direct needs to disclose. 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. MSC Industrial Direct had cash and cash equivalents of $52.89M at beginning of the quarter and $39.99M at quarter end of 2018 Q3. MSC Industrial Direct cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. The cash from operating activities for MSC Industrial Direct is $ 2018 Q3, which saw an increase from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Sep - Aug2018 Q32018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q2
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow47.13M31.3M15.74M62.98M46.73M30.81M15.44M71.93M53.34M35.38M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-48.41M-60.23M--82.79M-73.78M-52.67M1.51M62.75M47.48M30.76M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-24.69M-30.02M5.71M35.22M15.49M10.67M4.36M35.2M15.62M12.28M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-30.79M-17.26M-9.02M-46.54M-37.92M-25.5M-12.49M-87.93M-34.71M-26.78M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-85.85M-0.73M-0.73M-42.34M------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.15M-2.95M-0.65M-18.05M22.37M20.75M4.63M-372.3M-11.39M-16.34M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-170M-96M-64.39M-0.43M-0.16M--174.36M-254.89M-167.41M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings172M74M24M-72.5M-90.5M-58M-63.5M4M88M66M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-92.63M-59.87M-27.08M-102.21M-76.63M-51.01M-25.49M-105.77M-79.35M-52.94M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.23M---1.54M-1.54M-0.14M-1.35M--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----0.01M-0.05M-0.14M-0.07M-0.18M-0.03M-0.07M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year52.89M38.26M47.15M55.87M168.45M95.95M121.19M225.57M42.84M7.79M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End39.99M31.6M20.25M16.08M27.57M35.6M32.12M52.89M32.32M23.96M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While MSC Industrial Direct stock price history provides the price history of a stock, MSC Industrial Direct stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • MSC Industrial Direct has cash of $39.99M 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 MSC Industrial Direct stock price.
  • MSC Industrial Direct increased its cash from operating activities to $230.24M till 2018 Q3. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-116.64M for MSM 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-89.71M for MSC Industrial Direct.

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