Westamerica Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WABC)

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$62.08 $0.36 (0.58%) WABC stock closing price Sep 21, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Westamerica from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the Westamerica income statement and Westamerica balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Westamerica had cash and cash equivalents of $462.27M at beginning of the year and $575M at year end for 2017. Westamerica cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. WABC decrease in investments stood at a value of $-73.25M for the latest year 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow26.03M19.59M16.09M15.22M17.59M13.56M13.81M15.22M10.89M9.7M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-12.5M-2.29M-7.93M--7M18.6M5.31M6.74M51.68M-36.2M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net17.2M1.48M3.49M5.65M7.54M6.16M13.36M-1.58M-38.9M59.92M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.72M-1.81M-4.47M-3.79M-1.69M-4.83M-2.66M-0.84M-14.17M-1.9M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-------57.89M44.39M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-138.06M-386.23M-263.65M-432.8M-249.57M-431.01M-303.52M-130.76M308.99M304.56M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities67.52M190.79M165.86M141.32M302.19M441.54M373.84M372.22M501.53M106.59M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares24.26M18.6M-10.24M-40.28M-57.32M-43.86M-46.13M-12.03M7.56M-13.08M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-0.6M6.05M-56.75M26.74M-11.01M-62M-26.86M-205.81M-471.57M-351.46M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-41.29M-39.92M-39.12M-39.76M-40.09M-41M-41.67M-42.09M-43.81M-40.23M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities122.87M164.12M190.19M175.06M-47.15M-16.95M117.88M-175.88M-259.78M-168.6M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year462.27M433.04M380.83M472.02M491.38M530.04M338.79M361.13M138.88M209.76M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End575M462.27M433.04M380.83M472.02M491.38M530.04M338.79M361.13M138.88M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Westamerica stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Westamerica 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 Westamerica is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Westamerica stock price movement.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $80.75M for Westamerica in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-73.25M for WABC 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 $105.23M for Westamerica.

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