News Corp Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:NWS)

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$15.5 $0.1 (0.64%) NWS stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

The News Corp cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the News Corp 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 News Corp 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in News Corp stock analysis. News Corp had a negative net income cash flow of $-643M for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. News Corp had an inflow of $494M from operating activities, $-217M spend due to financing activities, and $-105M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow449M505M530M578M---
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-164M373M-5M-59M-0.1M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-5M-15M-----
Other Adjustments Net857M-161M384M41M-0.48M2.33M-
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-147M-256M-378M-379M-0.33M-0.37M-0.54M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-185M-478M-1.01B157M-1.33M-0.02M-0.32M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-59M-51M-370M-1M-0.01M-0.26M-0.01M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities286M-339M15M-83M-0.01M--
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--41M-30M----
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-23M342M-129M--0.23M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-152M-147M-30M-24M-0.02M-0.01M-0.01M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-42M-4M-1M213M2.74M-0.99M-
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash12M-97M-94M27M-0.06M-0.07M-
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.83B1.95B3.15B2.38B1.13M2.02M1.08M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.02B1.83B1.95B3.15B2.38M1.13M2.02M
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:

  • News Corp had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $184M 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 News Corp 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $494M for NWS.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-105M for NWS 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 $-217M for News Corp.

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