Square Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:SQ)

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$74.26 $1.36 (1.87%) SQ stock closing price Aug 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of SQ requires an investor to check the cash flows for Square. While its important to look at the Square 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 Square 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. Square had cash and cash equivalents of $488.74M at beginning of the year and $735.08M at year end for 2017. Square cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. SQ decrease in investments stood at a value of $-340.61M for the latest year 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow37.27M37.74M27.62M18.58M10.7M3.57M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities262.5M220.08M76.08M23.47M31.18M37.92M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations------
Other Adjustments Net-109.25M-63.1M103.68M2.63M2.03M-
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-26.09M-25.13M-37.43M-28.79M-47.93M-13.03M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.91M-1.36M-4.5M11.71M-2.87M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-312.59M-87.34M----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities--8.89M-3.16M-7.47M40M-34.75M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares164.94M96.43M295.04M162.8M18.9M227.37M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities334.67M-0.16M-30M30M--0.19M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-44.68M-5.53M-0.28M1.34M--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash4.3M-0.43M-1.77M---
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year488.74M461.32M225.3M166.17M219.4M82.94M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End735.08M452.03M470.77M225.3M166.17M219.4M
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:

  • Square saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $246.33M in 2017. Apart from the Square 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 $127.71M for SQ.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-340.61M for SQ stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • 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 $454.93M for Square.

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