Willis Towers Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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$148.5 $0.15 (0.1%) WLTW stock closing price Sep 20, 2018 (Closing)

The Willis Towers cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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 Willis Towers profits one has to check the income statement and for Willis Towers debt one has to check the balance sheet. Willis Towers had cash and cash equivalents of $870M at beginning of the year and $1.03B at year end for 2017. Willis Towers cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Willis Towers has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $160M.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow833M769M182M156M155M554M142M145M160M90M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-243M125M-179M-153M-129M-174M-151M-251M-173M74M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------3M--5M-
Other Adjustments Net-320M-412M-144M101M158M578M231M125M-23M-256M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-375M-303M-133M-107M-100M-130M-98M-73M-76M-88M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires44M475M-801M-155M-6M-33M-10M-19M44M-936M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--3M-10M-7M-7M-7M-2M134M-16M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-4M23M-12M-4M-7M-2M14M---
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-471M-333M42M-79M155M-47M60M36M18M-60M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities589M-128M895M-15M-14M-14M-65M-119M-311M2M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------1.03B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-277M-199M-293M-227M-203M-196M-193M-202M-191M-146M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-320M-102M-3M-2M-75M-34M-16M-8M-32M6M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash112M-15M-44M-39M-8M2M-4M-7M11M-23M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year870M532M635M796M500M436M316M221M176M200M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.03B870M532M635M796M500M436M316M191M176M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Willis Towers stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Willis Towers stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Willis Towers has cash of $1.03B 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 Willis Towers stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $862M for Willis Towers 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.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-335M for WLTW 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 $-479M for Willis Towers.

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