Viacom Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:VIA)

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$35.7 $0.35 (0.99%) VIA stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of VIA requires an investor to check the cash flows for Viacom. Financials statements like the Viacom income statement and Viacom balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Viacom had cash and cash equivalents of $379M at beginning of the year and $1.39B at year end for 2017. Viacom cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Viacom had an inflow of $1.67B from operating activities, $-1.01B spend due to financing activities, and $329M inflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow4.96B4.79B5.15B4.42B4.61B4.62B5.08B3.24B3.24B3.47B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-4.68B-5.22B-4.76B-4.13B-4.47B-4.53B-5.07B-3.32B-3.5B-4.14B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-3M-2M-1M-19M365M-11M331M-20M-4M
Other Adjustments Net-532M334M-76M-164M526M29M472M33M85M219M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment653M-172M-142M-123M-160M-154M-155M-105M-75M-235M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-378M-58M-115M-732M124M-18M-72M-63M-42M-227M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------66M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities54M-69M---299M-84M---13M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares172M-89M-1.4B-3.36B-4.26B-2.54B-2.29B--7M-1.11B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-783M-368M-410M884M3.73B1.22B206M-276M-708M-83M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------423M423M-16M-444M715M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-319M-635M-564M-541M-555M-554M-417M-91M--
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-80M-81M-101M-87M-75M-119M-153M-53M-10M-
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash20M-26M-73M-45M-34M-2M-6M-4M11M-22M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year379M506M1B2.4B848M1.02B837M298M792M920M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.39B379M506M1B2.4B848M1.02B837M249M525M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Viacom stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Viacom stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Viacom has cash of $1.39B 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 Viacom stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Viacom gained $1.67B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $329M for VIA in last 2017 report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Viacom and its owners and creditors and was $-1.01B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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