Waste Connections Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WCN)

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$63.62 $0.55 (0.86%) WCN stock closing price Aug 18, 2017 (Closing)

The Waste Connections cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Waste Connections 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 Waste Connections 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. Waste Connections had cash and cash equivalents of $10.93M at beginning of year and $154.34M at year end for 2016. Waste Connections cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Waste Connections had an inflow of $380.3M from operating activities, $256.12M spend due to financing activities, and $14.73M gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Waste Connections cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Waste Connections Net Income Cash Flow
247.32M123.87M126.51M117.97M-94.35M-196.13M82.16M53.72M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow468.75M258.4M152.89M296.49M274.11M257.06M207.66M156.7M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-35.17M22.49M-20.67M11.53M-68.65M-28.66M-14.61M27.3M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------
Other Adjustments Net114.4M10.23M140.99M24.74M-42.44M363.44M18.63M18.53M
Waste Connections Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
795.31M415.01M399.72M450.73M68.65M395.7M293.86M256.26M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-340.11M-249.08M--252.67M-177.56M-165.08M-139.64M-117.78M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires48.63M-62.81M-77.69M-3.27M-282.31M-139.85M-301.08M-27.38M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--2.84M--5.08M-4.11M--2.92M-2.47M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-4.91M3.61M-211.75M-0.73M-66.54M-6.35M23.97M-1.32M
Waste Connections Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-296.39M-311.12M-289.45M-261.76M-530.53M-311.29M-419.68M-148.97M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--97.89M0.12M-4.36M-65.77M-81.16M2.82M209.09M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-244.75M62.84M53.34M-110.66M356.15M62.26M196.4M-252.71M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-92.54M-56.29M-63.47M-63.72M-63.47M-61.07M-48.77M-70.84M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-17.56M-7.39M-84.73M-4.76M-17.31M-4.81M-16.22M-2.1M
Waste Connections Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-354.86M-98.74M-94.74M-183.51M209.59M-84.79M134.22M-116.57M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-0.64M-10.99M-5.86M-3.41M-0.02M1.12M0.01M2.33M
Waste Connections Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
143.4M-5.85M9.65M2.04M15.79M0.73M8.41M-6.94M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year10.93M41.63M31.98M29.94M14.14M13.4M4.99M11.93M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End154.34M35.78M41.63M31.98M29.94M14.14M13.4M4.99M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Waste Connections stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Waste Connections stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Waste Connections had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $143.4M 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 Waste Connections 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $795.31M for Waste Connections in the latest year. 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.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-296.39M for WCN 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Waste Connections spent $256.12M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.
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