NorthWestern Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:NWE)

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$61.89 $0.57 (0.93%) NWE stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The NorthWestern cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the NorthWestern 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 NorthWestern 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. NorthWestern cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. NorthWestern had cash and cash equivalents of $5.07M at the beginning of the year and $8.47M at year end for 2017. NorthWestern saw a outflow of $-276.05M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow170.93M161.45M146.96M132.07M117.27M109.17M104.09M95.21M92.83M90.6M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-21.83M-30.55M11.38M14.77M-66.38M20.75M-25.88M4.09M-94.06M-1.61M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net11.81M-6.05M30.26M-17.49M48.84M22.85M62.99M42.23M44.61M41.73M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-276.05M-286.54M-253.49M-268.84M-226.68M-218.97M-188.52M-228.3M-189.03M-124.36M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---146.66M-903.57M-68.66M-103.24M--12.37M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities--16.1M-34.52M------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares54.75M-0.56M55.98M398.39M55.78M28.04M--0.18M-0.74M-78.7M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-24.45M119.97M505.69M99.85M146.05M-6.58M-6.15M167.03M-41.35M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings18.74M70.93M-37.96M126.89M18.01M-44M13.93M87M-42M96M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-101.27M-95.76M-90.05M-65.01M-57.68M-54.24M-51.9M-48.99M-48.18M-49.83M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-16.38M-8.43M-12.08M-5.24M-7.59M-0.94M-1.13M-8.02M-10.82M-1.55M
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 Year5.07M11.98M20.36M16.55M9.82M5.92M6.23M4.34M11.29M12.77M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End8.47M5.07M11.98M20.36M16.55M9.82M5.92M6.23M4.34M11.29M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The NorthWestern stock price history and NorthWestern stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • NorthWestern had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $3.39M 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 NorthWestern 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $323.6M for NorthWestern 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.
  • 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 $-276.05M for NWE in last 2017 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-44.15M for NorthWestern. 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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