Unilever Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:UL)

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$54.14 $0.6 (1.1%) UL stock closing price Apr 20, 2018 (Closing)

The Unilever cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. 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. Unilever saw a cash impact of $-6.17B from the buyback of UL shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Unilever stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Unilever has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-32.77M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q22016 Q42016 Q22015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
7.33B3.65B6.14B3.06B-
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.74B839.45M1.62B769.25M-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-76.86M-1.58B56.43M-1.76B-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-----
Other Adjustments Net-750.51M-504.99M-16.59M-20.33M-
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
8.24B2.4B7.8B2.05B8.14B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.65B-739.33M-1.82B-857.36M-
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-4.97B--1.92B--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-16.95M233.24M214.68M129.9M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-6.65B-506.09M-3.53B-727.46M-3.93B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-6.17B-1.18B---
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-----
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-4.43B-2.1B-3.99B-2B-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities8.98B3.43B593.13M1.41B-
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-1.62B151.82M-3.4B-585.13M-3.37B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-10.17M-221.14M314.27M171.69M-600.74M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-32.77M1.83B1.18B913.84M242.07M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.61B2.12B2.94B2.74B1.26B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End3.58B5.35B3.54B3.32B2.36B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

Unilever stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Unilever stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Unilever has cash of $3.58B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Unilever stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Unilever reported a positive operating cash flow of $8.24B till 2017 Q4 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 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-1.62B for Unilever. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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