Southern Company Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:SO)

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$46.4 $0.27 (0.59%) SO stock closing price Aug 13, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Southern Company from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Southern Company profits and Southern Company debt. 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 Southern Company stock analysis. Southern Company generated $6.4B cash from operating activities in 2017. Southern Company saw a outflow of $-7.19B from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow3.46B2.92B2.4B2.29B2.3B2.15B2.05B1.83B1.79B1.7B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-949M980M226M614M152M-451M573M-59M-45M-263M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net2.96B-1.54B1.22B877M1.94B789M1.01B179M-188M215M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-7.42B-7.31B-7.39B-5.98B-5.46B-4.81B-4.69B-4.02B-4.55B-3.93B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.07B-10.69B--------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments101M-1.57B396M-290M-128M-87M377M-107M424M-2M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1.2B-478M-283M-141M-151M-272M131M-132M-198M-197M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares385M3.63B-271M801M725M-33M723M772M1.29B349M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities2.93B13.22B3.43B2.35B108M1.24B549M185M1.81B2.22B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings199M750M298M-676M662M120M-438M659M-306M-314M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-2.42B-2.18B-2.02B-1.93B-1.83B-1.76B-1.67B-1.56B-1.43B-1.28B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-142M299M266M100M9M19M-20M-33M-25M-28M
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 Year1.98B1.4B710M659M628M1.32B447M690M417M201M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.13B1.98B1.4B710M659M628M1.32B447M690M417M
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 Southern Company stock price history and Southern Company stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Southern Company had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $155M 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 Southern Company 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Southern Company gained $6.4B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-7.19B for SO 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 $951M for Southern Company.

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