National Interstate Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:NATL)

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$32.51 $0.14 (0.43%) NATL stock closing price Nov 10, 2016 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like National Interstate from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows National Interstate profits, the balance sheet shows National Interstate debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. National Interstate had cash and cash equivalents of $53.58M at beginning of the year and $71.94M at year end for 2015. National Interstate 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 National Interstate is $ 2015, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec20152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow8.18M9.69M9.96M12.12M13.51M9.2M4.55M3.14M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-28.38M-7.31M-0.41M33.32M18.27M25.36M-8.93M-31.83M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------
Other Adjustments Net133.33M73.03M23.28M-8.04M-29.92M5.72M9.28M119.34M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-3.63M-5.05M-3.69M-4.58M-3.54M-536.88M-3.13M-2.36M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires------33.43M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-103.52M-56.43M-45.48M5.18M-46.94M499.68M-54.78M-60.95M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----14.25M---
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.94M2.41M1.12M3.02M---0.04M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----10M2M5M--0.46M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-------46.51M-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-10.36M-9.51M-8.67M-47.07M-7M-6.23M-5.44M-4.66M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.04M-------
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 Year53.58M35.68M41.98M23.67M27.05M18.58M77.15M43.06M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End71.94M53.58M35.68M41.98M23.67M27.05M18.58M77.15M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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National Interstate stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and National Interstate stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • National Interstate saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $18.36M in 2015. Apart from the National Interstate 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $133.99M for National Interstate in the latest 2015. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-107.16M for NATL 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: 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. National Interstate spent $-8.47M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.