Unilever Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:UL)

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$55.44 $0.1 (0.18%) UL stock closing price Jul 16, 2018 (Closing)

The Unilever cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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 Unilever profits and Unilever 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 Unilever stock analysis. Unilever generated $8.24B cash from operating activities in 2017. Unilever has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-32.77M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.74B1.62B-1.9B1.53B1.54B1.43B1.32B1.44B1.48B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-76.86M56.43M--265.66M1.06B-246.52M224.41M2.37B-236.87M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-750.51M-16.59M--5.14B-425.05M-171.05M-32.03M-358.53M-861.86M-3.32B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.65B-1.82B--453.29M-2.69B-2.6B-2.75B-2.26B-1.75B-1.4B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-4.97B-1.92B-----2.4B-479.37M-193.84M3.33B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------116.23M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-16.95M214.68M--1.15B1.64B-1.08B1.19B186.87M266.3M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-6.17B---620.78M31.87M61.73M41.78M-164.65M143.64M-2.06B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----1.68B-3.87B----
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-4.43B-3.99B--4.24B-3.98B-3.47B-3.46B-3.08B-2.94B-3.07B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities8.98B593.13M--2.04B-4.89B-1.24B3.99B-2.87B-3.2B523.78M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-10.17M314.27M-600.74M-194.07M111.57M-282.94M-534.83M-196.52M-972.03M-1.03B
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.61B2.35B2.12B2.72B2.94B3.83B2.74B3.18B1.26B1.33B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End3.58B3.54B2.36B2.54B2.72B2.85B4.15B2.61B3.29B3.47B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Unilever stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Unilever stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Unilever saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-32.77M in 2017. Apart from the Unilever 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: Unilever reported a positive operating cash flow of $8.24B for 2017 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-6.65B for UL 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 $-1.62B for Unilever.

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