WPP Plc Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:WPP)

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$77.81 $0.4 (0.51%) WPP stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

The WPP Plc cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 WPP Plc profits and WPP Plc debt. 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 till this quarter of 2017 Q4. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. WPP Plc had an inflow of $1.81B from operating activities, $-1.01B spend due to financing activities, and $-644.01M outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q22016 Q42016 Q22015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow630.48M296.32M616.39M284.25M586.52M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-685.38M-467.69M-316.05M--250.9M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-----
Other Adjustments Net-594.91M-529.59M68.57M-593.9M-160.08M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-362.02M-122.77M-331.23M-167.88M-301.06M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-233.91M-257.57M-865.76M-262.29M-1.02B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-48.07M-25.06M-44.72M-22.81M-55.19M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-641.56M-365.89M-542.39M-274.78M-856.24M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities772.76M1.14B-30.49M-90.25M752.26M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-968.53M--835.54M--834.52M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-175.14M-110.24M-209.12M-113.21M-137.91M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-35.05M22.76M395.61M340.5M-83.17M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.64B3.1B2.26B1.46B1.97B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.58B2.83B2.58B2.3B2.98B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

WPP Plc stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and WPP Plc stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • WPP Plc had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $123.2M in the latest quarter 2017 Q4. 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 WPP Plc 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. WPP Plc gained $1.81B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-644.01M for WPP stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • 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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Quarterly Cash Flow Statements For WPP plc - American Depositary Shares each representing five Ordinary Shares Peers

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