Southern Company Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:SO)

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$47.15 $0.43 (0.92%) SO stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Southern Company from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Southern Company 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 Southern Company 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. Southern Company saw a cash impact of $222M from the issuance of SO shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Southern Company stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. SO decrease in investments stood at a value of $-3.62B for the latest quarter 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.75B873M3.46B2.56B1.68B823M2.92B2.11B1.31B639M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-66M-356M-949M-559M-775M-650M980M326M-438M-312M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net765M56M2.96B2.82B2.52B59M-1.54B-472M114M41M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-3.33B-1.65B-7.42B-5.24B-3.4B-1.49B-7.31B-5.25B-3.49B-1.99B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-64M-46M-1.07B-1.03B-1.06B-1.02B-10.69B-9.51B-897M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-122M-220M101M-208M-238M-257M-1.57B-1.81B-265M-99M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-110M-83M1.2B-205M-191M-38M-478M-64M-8.03B-112M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares222M113M385M713M267M186M3.63B3.14B1.25B141M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-2.28B-683M2.93B2.09B1.48B801M13.22B11.69B10.77B1.11B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings2.54B1.83B199M339M1.03B577M750M180M-4M-181M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.24B-599M-2.42B-1.81B-1.17B-574M-2.18B-1.58B-1.03B-501M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities987M-34M-142M-34M-2M35M299M216M71M114M
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 Year2.15B1.98B1.4B710M659M628M1.32B447M690M417M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.02B2.29B2.13B1.84B1.43B1.09B1.98B2.67B1.9B754M
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 the following main sections:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Southern Company is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Southern Company stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Southern Company reported a positive operating cash flow of $3.26B till 2018 Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Southern Company used $-3.62B 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.
  • 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 $236M for Southern Company.

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