NRG Energy Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:NRG)

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$33.95 $0.16 (0.47%) NRG stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like NRG Energy from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows NRG Energy profits, the balance sheet shows NRG Energy 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the NRG Energy stock analysis. NRG Energy generated $1.39B cash from operating activities in 2017. NRG Energy has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $150M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.31B1.54B1.65B1.66B1.35B1.21B1.16B944M1.03B473M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-303M-11M-27M-362M-512M85M7M-116M-475M-669M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations751M---------273M
Other Adjustments Net1.97B1.43B6.13B77M788M-722M-200M319M607M715M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.02B-608M-1.26B-706M-1.97B-3.26B-2.3B-663M-734M-899M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-41M-209M-31M-2.94B-494M902M-377M-1.01B-427M241M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-51M-75M-350M-65M-52M-62M-122M-61M272M-91M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities50M68M152M804M-8M157M-245M107M-65M77M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2M-225M-436M-18M-9M--428M-128M-448M-126M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-78M-386M-595M4.57B1.11B1.84B648M2.92B813M-23M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----3.83B----758M-644M-234M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-38M-76M-201M-196M-154M-50M-9M-9M-33M-55M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-367M-107M800M734M481M312M-178M-1.38B-31M-4M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash314M1M10M-10M-2M-4M2M-4M1M42M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.39B1.52B2.12B2.25B2.09B1.11B2.95B2.3B1.49B1.13B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.54B1.97B1.52B2.12B2.25B2.09B1.11B2.95B2.3B1.49B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While NRG Energy stock price history provides the price history of a stock, NRG Energy 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:

  • NRG Energy has cash of $1.54B 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 NRG Energy stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $1.39B for NRG Energy in the latest 2017. 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 $-1.07B for NRG 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-485M for NRG Energy. 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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