WR Berkley Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WRB)

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$73.44 $0.78 (1.05%) WRB stock closing price Jun 21, 2018 (Closing)

The WR Berkley cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. The profit-loss statement shows WR Berkley profits, the balance sheet shows WR Berkley debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the WR Berkley stock analysis. WR Berkley generated $710.88M cash from operating activities in 2017. WR Berkley had an inflow of $710.88M from operating activities, $-235.08M spend due to financing activities, and $-333.46M outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow112.95M86.05M85.13M88.83M103.09M103.41M88.01M82.86M78.87M83.95M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities359.7M432.1M430.9M382.28M323.42M200.94M228.87M-249.04M87.38M673M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-310.86M-271.69M-138.43M-385.15M-106.64M-139.49M-41.41M168.2M-159.26M514.86M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-351.75M-349.95M-286.22M88.6M-170.5M-296.94M-141.87M-49.6M-30.45M-78.94M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-70.57M-53.45M-7.31M-65.42M-56.87M-42.77M-261.99M--33.81M-48.89M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-185.67M-950.22M-103.56M-938.2M-50.42M-388.5M221.32M117.61M-953.59M-474.78M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities274.53M559.14M226.33M106.71M-267.55M-46.84M-21.73M-30.66M-98.37M-11.94M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-47.8M-132.39M-223.65M-238.93M-166.42M-120M-165.2M-453.27M-141.71M-538.47M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities6.96M313.28M-272.03M350.31M-118.56M369.29M-1.31M146.34M322.42M-102.12M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--------2.57M21.37M24.12M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-188.19M-183.99M-58.03M-181.48M-52.71M-183.94M-43.25M-49.34M-28.84M-46.97M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-6.04M-3.82M-1.6M-7.44M31.85M14.55M-0.21M--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash12.85M-15.3M-66.03M-22.06M-10.1M-3.65M-2M-2.06M7.39M-92.13M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year795.28M763.63M674.44M839.73M905.67M911.74M642.95M515.43M1.13B951.86M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End950.47M795.28M763.63M674.44M839.73M905.67M911.74M642.95M515.43M1.13B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:

  • WR Berkley has cash of $950.47M 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 WR Berkley stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: WR Berkley reported a positive operating cash flow of $710.88M 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.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-333.46M for WRB 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.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between WR Berkley and its owners and creditors and was $-235.08M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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