Viacom Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:VIA)

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

For analyzing any company like Viacom from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Viacom debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Viacom revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. 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 Viacom stock analysis. Viacom generated $997M cash from operating activities in till this quarter of 2018 Q3. Viacom has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-460M.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep2018 Q32018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q2
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow3.56B2.35B1.1B4.96B3.64B2.43B1.15B4.79B3.42B2.22B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-3.97B-2.9B-1.57B-4.68B-3.85B-2.45B-1.37B-5.22B-4.69B-3.07B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-23M-12M-2M-3M-3M---2M--
Other Adjustments Net74M26M-73M-532M-362M-105M-27M334M460M367M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-45M-20M-5M653M-139M-95M-52M-172M-80M-54M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-90M-71M-2M-378M-358M-343M-343M-58M-59M-44M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----108M108M----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities7M4M2M54M645M49M46M-69M--
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares2M2M-172M172M115M--89M-90M-97M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1B-1B-1B-783M-731M269M385M-368M-368M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--100M-----453M250M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-241M-161M-80M-319M-239M-159M-79M-635M-476M-318M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-70M-53M-22M-80M-63M-34M-14M-81M-64M-43M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-20M28M-20M-2M-23M-38M-26M-30M-4M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.39B379M506M1B2.4B848M1.02B837M298M792M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End929M417M394M1.39B425M671M443M379M192M480M
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:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Viacom is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Viacom stock price movement.
  • Viacom increased its cash from operating activities to $997M till 2018 Q3. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-128M for VIA stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-1.31B for Viacom. 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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