Westamerica Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WABC)

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$52.73 $0.36 (0.69%) WABC stock closing price May 22, 2017 (Closing)

The Westamerica cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Westamerica 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 Westamerica 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Westamerica stock analysis. Westamerica had a positive net income cash flow of $58.85M for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Westamerica saw a outflow of $95M from investing activities for 2016. View details of Westamerica cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Westamerica Net Income Cash Flow
58.85M58.75M60.64M67.17M81.12M87.88M94.57M125.42M59.83M89.77M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow19.59M16.09M15.22M17.59M13.56M13.81M15.22M10.89M9.7M9.48M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.29M-7.93M0.78M-7M18.6M5.31M6.74M51.68M-36.2M8.01M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1.48M3.49M5.65M7.54M6.16M13.36M-1.58M-38.9M59.92M1.07M
Westamerica Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
77.63M70.4M82.31M85.31M119.46M120.39M114.97M149.1M93.26M108.35M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.81M-4.47M-3.79M-1.69M-4.83M-2.66M-0.84M-14.17M-1.9M-1.32M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires------57.89M44.39M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-386.23M-263.65M-432.8M-249.57M-431.01M-303.52M-130.76M308.99M304.56M219.29M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities190.79M165.86M141.32M302.19M441.54M373.84M372.22M501.53M106.59M-
Westamerica Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-197.26M-102.26M-295.26M50.92M5.69M67.64M298.51M840.75M409.24M217.97M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares18.6M-10.24M-40.28M-57.32M-43.86M-46.13M-12.03M7.56M-13.08M-75.19M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings6.05M-56.75M26.74M-11.01M-62M-26.86M-205.81M-471.57M-351.46M66.47M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-39.92M-39.12M-39.76M-40.09M-41M-41.67M-42.09M-43.81M-40.23M-40.64M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Westamerica Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
148.85M84.06M121.75M-155.59M-163.82M3.21M-435.82M-767.6M-573.39M-301M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Westamerica Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
29.22M52.2M-91.19M-19.35M-38.66M191.25M-22.34M222.25M-70.88M25.32M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year433.04M380.83M472.02M491.38M530.04M338.79M361.13M138.88M209.76M184.44M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End462.27M433.04M380.83M472.02M491.38M530.04M338.79M361.13M138.88M209.76M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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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 Westamerica stock price history and Westamerica stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Westamerica had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $29.22M for the latest year 2016. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Westamerica stock price , albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Westamerica increased its cash from operating activities to $7.23M in 2016. 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 was negative at $-197.26M for WABC 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 $148.85M for Westamerica. 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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Key Financial Ratios For Westamerica Cash Flow

FCF margin
0.55