Westlake Chemical Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WLK)

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$97.69 $0.37 (0.38%) WLK stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

The Westlake Chemical cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Westlake Chemical profits one has to check the income statement and for Westlake Chemical debt one has to check the balance sheet. 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 Westlake Chemical stock analysis. Westlake Chemical generated $1.54B cash from operating activities in 2017. WLK decrease in investments stood at a value of $-652M for the latest year 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow601M380.82M247.76M210.15M159.26M146.05M133.08M130.88M124.66M112.88M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities155M59.94M128.65M69.46M-63.26M115.38M-44.43M-85.75M39.33M126.1M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-557M-26.77M37.37M67.74M46.3M-22.93M14.68M16.75M18.53M-23.35M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-577M-627.27M-491.37M-430.92M-679.2M-390.71M-173.96M-80.35M-96.51M-171.75M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-13M-2.44B15.78M-611.08M-178.3M----6.29M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-66M502.3M-530.58M268.8M-144.88M-79.74M-30.01M-0.68M-0.85M-0.19M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities4M----3.49M1.19M---
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--65.22M-161.39M-47.1M-29.48M-0.41M2.82M3.74M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities278M1.9B----1.18M----1.17M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-257M-4.72M-20.65M-------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-103M-96.56M-91.55M-77.65M-55.23M-285.52M-18.26M-16.01M-14.51M-13.45M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities242M-203.78M-13.21M289.4M5.44M94.21M51.53M193.96M36.64M65.61M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash26M-7.34M-3.92M-4.51M------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year459M662.52M880.6M461.3M790.07M825.9M630.29M245.59M90.23M24.91M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.53B459.45M662.52M880.6M461.3M790.07M825.9M630.29M245.59M90.23M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:

  • Westlake Chemical has cash of $1.53B 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 Westlake Chemical stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Westlake Chemical gained $1.54B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Westlake Chemical used $-652M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Westlake Chemical and its owners and creditors and was $160M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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