WPP Plc Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WPP)

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$79.35 $1.54 (1.98%) WPP stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

The WPP Plc cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. Financials statements like the WPP Plc income statement and WPP Plc balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in WPP Plc stock analysis. WPP Plc had a positive net income cash flow of $2.46B for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. WPP decrease in investments stood at a value of $-644.01M for the latest year 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow630.48M616.39M586.52M648.19M685.06M679.37M615.28M588.71M623.85M466.34M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-685.38M-316.05M-250.9M486.18M-208.74M-615.33M-996.17M--159.87M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-594.91M68.57M-160.08M-224.3M90.28M-42.48M-22.3M493.79M24.42M291.97M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-362.02M-331.23M-301.06M-283.47M-365.22M-264.39M-325.53M-282.76M-334.63M-343.73M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-233.91M-865.76M-1.02B-806.08M-315.15M-897.95M--309.35M-226.74M-1.95B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-------753.74M---
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-48.07M-44.72M-55.19M-60.15M-68.53M-63.08M-59.52M-41.74M-47.6M-44.14M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-641.56M-542.39M-856.24M-800.64M-241.91M-124.43M-246.11M-5.72M-8.45M-175.66M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities772.76M-30.49M752.26M766.69M683.5M603.13M483.56M--667.54M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-------30.61M-1.5B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-968.53M-835.54M-834.52M-758.12M-621.69M-485.99M-350.4M-309.81M-297.2M-300.13M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-175.14M-209.12M-137.91M-149.64M-143.8M-127.12M-219.32M-131.87M-128.09M-153.77M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-35.05M395.61M-83.17M-115.86M-257.72M-189.1M-47.97M127.08M-154.55M223.15M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.45B2.64B3.44B3.1B2.13B2.26B2.74B1.46B2.06B1.97B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.58B2.58B2.98B3.7B2.95B2.15B2.29B2.64B1.48B2.45B
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 WPP Plc stock price history and WPP Plc stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that WPP Plc is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - WPP Plc stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: WPP Plc reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.81B for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: WPP Plc used $-644.01M 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.
  • 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 $-1.01B for WPP Plc.

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