Northwest Pipe Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:NWPX)

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$20 $0.44 (2.25%) NWPX stock closing price Sep 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of NWPX requires an investor to check the cash flows for Northwest Pipe. While its important to look at the Northwest Pipe 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 Northwest Pipe 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. 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 Northwest Pipe stock analysis. Northwest Pipe generated $-7.52M cash from operating activities in 2017. NWPX increase in investments stood at a value of $29.8M for the latest year 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow6.72M10.13M10.21M14.52M13.93M17.58M16.56M8.38M7.52M5.46M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-5.68M12.62M70.71M4.73M-14.73M10.42M-25.7M-42.82M78.28M-46.8M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1.56M-11.98M3.66M33.67M21.81M-8.75M13.71M-8.98M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.7M-2.25M-8.46M-14.28M-26.73M-15.71M-16.23M-18.57M-15.79M-21.6M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--4.3M29.79M-15.68M-13.72M---
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities32.5M13.91M7.21M--5.82M-3.58M3.44M-1.1M-0.27M-2.78M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---------2.28M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-0.32M-0.39M-47.77M-7.61M-10.95M-9.08M-7.14M-3.25M-0.36M-5.85M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----42.33M40.38M-14.46M-6M48.59M-62.66M27.65M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.13M-1.26M-0.7M-0.73M-0.8M-1.81M-0.08M-3.46M-0.18M-
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 Year21.82M10.3M--------
Cash & Equivalents at Year End43.64M21.82M10.3M-------
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Northwest Pipe is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Northwest Pipe stock price movement.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a negative at $-7.52M for Northwest Pipe 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 $29.8M for NWPX 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.
  • 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 $-0.46M for Northwest Pipe.

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