Unilever Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:UN)

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$55.29 $0.52 (0.93%) UN stock closing price Apr 20, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Unilever needs to disclose. The profit-loss statement shows Unilever profits, the balance sheet shows Unilever 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. Unilever had cash and cash equivalents of $3.61B at beginning of the quarter and $3.58B at quarter end of 2017 Q4. Unilever cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Unilever had an inflow of $8.24B from operating activities, $-1.62B spend due to financing activities, and $-6.65B outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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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
8.24B2.4B7.8B2.05B8.13B
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-3.36B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-10.17M-221.14M314.27M171.69M-600.27M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-32.77M1.83B1.18B913.84M241.88M
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.

The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Unilever stock price history and Unilever stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Unilever gained $8.24B 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 negative value of $-6.65B for UN 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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