WestRock Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:WRK)

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$56.61 $0.45 (0.8%) WRK stock closing price Sep 19, 2018 (Closing)

The WestRock cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the WestRock debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as WestRock revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. WestRock cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. WestRock had cash and cash equivalents of $298.1M at the beginning of the quarter and $452.6M at quarter end for 2018 Q3. WestRock had an inflow of $1.51B from operating activities, $-419.2M spend due to financing activities, and $-909M outflow due to investing activities till 2018 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep2018 Q32018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q2
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow942.5M625.4M307.7M1.12B814.3M539.1M275.2M1.15B1.45B1.06B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-141.6M-240.3M-32.39M76.8M115.3M-25.7M118.2M-25.8M-26.9M-59.6M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-923.5M-1.01B-1.05B8.5M-26.7M127M45.5M957.6M184.8M162.9M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-643.1M-411M-202M-726M-496M-335.7M-171.4M-765.5M-603.8M-408.9M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-164.2M-185.2M3.4M-567.8M-441M-31.7M3.5M-402.7M-402.7M-407.3M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-111.1M-111M-110.7M-2.5M-2.2M-1.4M-1.4M-179.9M-178.5M-0.4M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities9.4M4.7M-10.5M11.2M11.8M8.8M-3.3M5.4M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-77.6M17.4M11.4M-57.2M-70.7M-85.8M-58.8M-323.5M-288.9M-249.6M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities29M134.4M-487.7M-169.09M-186.7M-109.1M-1.5M564M626.7M644.2M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-20.3M63.3M541.2M-11.2M7.8M-10.6M---
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-356.3M-228M-111.1M-450.2M-347.5M-223.2M-121.4M-414.2M-308.1M-208.4M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-14.3M-49.4M-21.1M2.1M-1.7M-57.3M-120.9M-
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-24M-1.9M-1M-2.1M-2.3M-6M-13.9M6.6M14.9M-6.1M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year298.1M340.9M228.3M32.6M1.06B663M656M790M850M549M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End452.6M266.5M306.4M298.1M225.2M385.3M493.3M340.9M258.7M367.6M
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 WestRock stock price history and WestRock stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • WestRock has cash of $452.6M 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 WestRock stock price.
  • WestRock increased its cash from operating activities to $1.51B till 2018 Q3. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-909M for WRK 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. WestRock spent $-419.2M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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