Post Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:POST)

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$76.81 $0.76 (1%) POST stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of POST requires an investor to check the cash flows for Post. 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. Post had cash and cash equivalents of $1.14B at beginning of the quarter and $1.94B at quarter end of 2018 Q1. Post cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. POST decrease in investments stood at a value of $-46.2M for the latest quarter 2018 Q1.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep2018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow90.5M323.1M232.9M158.4M78.6M307.5M230.3M153.5M75.9M309M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities43.6M-154.9M-213.1M-271.6M-120.1M-18.4M-23.9M-83.8M-53.3M160.6M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-224.8M170.2M154.3M-6.89M-79.7M216.6M127.4M96.3M40.6M97.3M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-46.6M-179.8M-114.5M-53.6M-25.8M-119.4M-79.3M-44.2M-18.2M-85.4M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--1.92B-90.2M-90.2M-91.4M-87.1M-87.7M-88.2M-94.4M-1.24B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-4.2M2.5M2.2M-4.6M10.4M16.1M10.4M4.7M72.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-56M-304.4M-300.4M-123.7M-123.7M-4.3M-3.2M-4.7M-10.9M748.2M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities364.5M2.65B1.87B734.1M-3.6M117.8M-11.6M-8.1M-3.6M671.4M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-3.4M-13.5M-10.2M-6.8M-3.4M-14.4M-11M-7.7M-4.3M-17.1M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-45.5M-281.8M-269M-93.8M2.3M-103.6M--28M-0.6M-30.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-33.3M34.9M-0.4M-0.7M----0.4M-2.3M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.14B841.4M268.4M402M58.2M1.7M4.8M-3.2M-
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.94B1.53B2.47B1.48B869.1M1.14B1.03B868.2M802.4M841.4M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Post stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Post stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Post saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $418.6M till 2018 Q1. Apart from the Post stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • 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 $204.5M for POST.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-46.2M for POST 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 $259.6M for Post. 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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