Meritage Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:MTH)

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$41.65 $0.15 (0.36%) MTH stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of MTH requires an investor to check the cash flows for Meritage. 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 Meritage profits and Meritage debt. Meritage had cash and cash equivalents of $131.7M at beginning of the year and $170.74M at year end for 2017. Meritage 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 Meritage is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow16.7M15.97M14.24M11.61M9.93M8.19M7.17M7.97M8.84M16.8M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-284.06M-291.07M-171.47M-386.35M-241.34M-271.75M-84.94M-114.38M65.87M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net36.97M22.15M25.15M21.25M20.67M-62.08M24.73M17.24M127.3M409.08M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-17.74M-16.46M-16M-20.52M-15.78M-10.36M-7.02M-6.26M-3.45M-8.92M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----130.67M-18.62M-----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-0.67M-7.24M-0.48M88.27M-3.6M60.97M151M-175.48M-126.98M-16.66M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1.33M3.6M--39.04M-26.76M-2.79M7.23M-14.97M2.32M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--2.88M111.46M-91.38M2.61M2.06M4.75M83.68M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities147.33M-6.27M176.77M-10.44M178.87M111.42M--2.4M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------82M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-4.09M-0.95M-0.96M2.29M10.04M-9.31M--3.06M--
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 Year131.7M262.2M103.33M274.13M170.45M173.61M103.95M249.33M205.92M27.67M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End170.74M131.7M262.2M103.33M274.13M170.45M173.61M103.95M249.33M205.92M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Meritage stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Meritage 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:

  • Meritage had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $39.04M for the latest year 2017. 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 Meritage 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Meritage lost $-87.13M 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 $-17.07M for MTH in last 2017 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Meritage earned $143.24M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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