TransAlta Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:TAC)

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$5.85 $0.1 (1.74%) TAC stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of TAC requires an investor to check the cash flows for TransAlta. The profit-loss statement shows TransAlta profits, the balance sheet shows TransAlta debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. 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 TransAlta stock analysis. TransAlta generated $482.89M cash from operating activities in 2017. TransAlta has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $6.94M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow546.15M501.45M474.07M539.12M568.26M564.33M538.38M475.79M433.98M425.74M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-87.93M55.12M-189.62M-71.88M-52.03M-116.38M27.18M-131.16M198.24M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net115.71M-203.14M-36.82M-28.08M106.85M554.32M-66.79M71.85M48.41M134.04M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-258.41M-265.83M-367.5M-441.27M-531.35M-700.41M-446.29M-761.26M-789.62M-921.34M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires368.72M--79.14M--105.88M--7.08M--674.3M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments4.62M-4.53M-9.4M202.96M-2.91M----82.12M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-47.82M23.41M7.05M-26.27M-42.74M-348.2M-169M62.14M57.21M290.75M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-----510.3M2.02M283.53M350.35M-108.56M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-420.41M-43.8M-51.71M-499.26M67.99M74.04M-236.8M262.17M284.33M183.13M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------156.86M-388.4M545.78M-229.39M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-66.34M-83.82M-133.21M-164M-149.59M-136.08M-208.47M-209.73M-198.94M-200.12M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-55.54M4.53M301.68M207.49M35.94M56.03M218.59M--54.57M-85.9M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-0.77M-2.26M2.35M--2M2.02M-1.94M-2.64M8.49M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year235.27M40.78M33.69M38.05M26.22M49.02M35.42M79.62M44.01M48.14M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End242.21M230.33M42.31M38.96M40.79M27.01M49.58M56.31M72.18M47.2M
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:

  • TransAlta had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $6.94M 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 TransAlta 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. TransAlta gained $482.89M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a positive value of $67.11M for TAC 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.
  • 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. TransAlta spent $-542.29M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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