Willis Towers Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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$162.8 $0.52 (0.32%) WLTW stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Willis Towers from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. 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 Willis Towers profits and Willis Towers debt. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Willis Towers stock analysis. Willis Towers had a positive net income cash flow of $592M till this quarter of 2017 Q4. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Willis Towers is $ 2017 Q4, which saw an increase from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow833M610M412M203M769M575M373M204M182M132M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-278M-403M-411M-376M125M-180M-247M-291M-179M-327M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-285M-31M-75M-84M-412M-77M-20M-40M-144M-94M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-375M-250M-151M-77M-303M-215M-134M-66M-133M-89M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-13M-13M-13M-12M475M476M419M469M-801M-248M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments------22M20M3M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities53M1M9M7M23M22M1M-6M-12M-11M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-648M-595M-259M-136M-333M-178M-10M11M42M13M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities589M643M270M222M-128M-240M-209M-122M895M261M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-277M-209M-137M-65M-199M-133M-67M--293M-179M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-143M-85M-70M-7M-102M-95M-29M-4M-3M-1M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash112M35M14M4M-15M-10M-3M2M-44M-28M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year870M532M635M796M500M436M316M221M176M200M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.03B912M852M901M870M767M949M954M532M466M
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 Willis Towers stock price history and Willis Towers stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Willis Towers saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $160M till 2017 Q4. Apart from the Willis Towers stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $862M for WLTW.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Willis Towers used $-335M 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-479M for Willis Towers. 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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