Post Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:POST)

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$72.63 $0.82 (1.14%) POST stock closing price Mar 23, 2018 (Closing)

The Post 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 Post 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 Post 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 Post stock analysis. Post generated $386.7M cash from operating activities in 2017. Post had an inflow of $386.7M from operating activities, $2.05B inflow due to financing activities, and $-2.09B outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep201720162015201420132012201120102009
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow323.1M307.5M309M155.8M76.8M63.2M58.7M-50.6M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-154.9M-18.4M160.6M64M6.9M24.9M8.59M-75.5M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net170.2M216.6M97.3M306.5M20.3M6M437.8M--6.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-179.8M-119.4M-85.4M-111.2M-32.8M-30.9M-14.9M--36.7M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.92B-87.1M-1.24B-3.64B-352.9M----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities4.2M10.4M72.1M-43.3M-38.1M----
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-304.4M-4.3M748.2M1.18B234M-53.4M---
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities2.65B117.8M671.4M2.38B429.4M53.39M60.2M--300M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-13.5M-14.4M-17.1M-14.4M-4.2M----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-281.8M-103.6M-30.1M-63.6M-10.4M-57.1M-192.3M-116.7M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash33.3M--2.3M-7.3M-0.4M---1.4M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.14B841.4M268.4M402M58.2M1.7M4.8M-3.2M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.53B1.14B841.4M268.4M402M58.2M1.7M-5.7M
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:

  • Post had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $382.3M 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 Post 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: Post reported a positive operating cash flow of $386.7M for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Post used $-2.09B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • 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. Post earned $2.05B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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