Westlake Chemical Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:WLK)

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$95.59 $1.34 (1.38%) WLK stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of WLK requires an investor to check the cash flows for Westlake Chemical. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Westlake Chemical profits and Westlake Chemical debt. Westlake Chemical stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $585M till 2018 Q2. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. Westlake Chemical saw a outflow of $-354M from investing activities till 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow312M156M601M452M295.97M150.8M380.82M228.21M133.38M65.93M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-375M-233M155M-26.1M-120.85M-150.82M59.94M10.46M-45.52M-118.49M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net27M5M-557M13.48M-12.7M-26.77M-9.08M37.47M52.56M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-312M-154M-577M-414.1M-280.76M-134.21M-627.27M-467.11M-287.05M-136.22M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---13M----2.44B-2.44B--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-45M-26M-66M-47M-31.37M-15.35M502.3M515.86M160.63M-10.99M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities3M2M4M1.67M1.67M1.55M----
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-------65.22M-65.75M-66.92M-0.65M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities6M4M278M-475M-335M-225M1.9B1.9B--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-1.17B-706M-257M-0.74M-1.35M-0.59M-4.72M-5M-4.78M-5.04M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-54M-27M-103M-76.49M-49.31M-24.65M-96.56M-71.93M-47.31M-23.7M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-21M-2M242M245.8M139.06M150.57M-203.78M-200.31M-17.46M-3.71M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-2M4M26M21.99M13.68M3.44M-7.34M2.41M1.48M3.85M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.55B459M662.52M880.6M461.3M790.07M825.9M630.29M245.59M90.23M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End505M874M1.53B678.23M395.77M372.59M459.45M380.51M770.99M614.97M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Westlake Chemical stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Westlake Chemical stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Westlake Chemical had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-1.05B in the latest quarter 2018 Q2. 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 Westlake Chemical 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Westlake Chemical reported a positive operating cash flow of $549M till 2018 Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-354M for WLK 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.
  • 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 $-1.24B for Westlake Chemical.

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