White Mountains Insurance Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WTM)

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$962.74 $5.95 (0.62%) WTM stock closing price Sep 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of WTM requires an investor to check the cash flows for White Mountains Insurance. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For White Mountains Insurance profits one has to check the income statement and for White Mountains Insurance debt one has to check the balance sheet. 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 White Mountains Insurance stock analysis. White Mountains Insurance generated $94.6M cash from operating activities in 2017. White Mountains Insurance saw a inflow of $718.5M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow37.2M64.5M67.5M69.7M------
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities29.5M-192.2M174.3M176.1M-138.5M-138.9M-80.1M-21.39M-378.4M40.29M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-420.5M-439.5M-84.1M-84.7M-76.8M-81.2M-653.4M---
Other Adjustments Net-144.7M-7.9M-261.5M-332.9M-195.1M-199.1M-190.4M-62.1M-247.8M604.1M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment--4.3M32.5M-11.6M-13.1M-2.3M-5.5M-7.8M-11.3M-9.6M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires1.1B2.63B-13.1M-186.4M120.6M-212.7M1.04B183.4M--212.7M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-373.2M-1.07B-52.3M308M359.1M870.79M-355.69M308.7M324.2M1.18B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-11.7M-286.2M44.2M-62.1M-64.8M173.8M124.7M1M52.2M84M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-715.3M-889.1M-281.4M-128.2M-79.8M-669.1M-252.1M-235.4M--427.5M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities11M-53.8M94.5M61.8M-80.7M66.1M-138.5M-211.3M-305.9M175.7M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-4.6M-5.4M-25.7M-44.8M-44.9M-45.2M-69.6M-103.5M-47.3M-142.4M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities9.9M5.9M-1.99M-18.4M18.9M----7.5M-707.9M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-98.1M-196.5M-36.9M-14.3M-0.2M5.1M-76.6M8.1M6.8M-7.7M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year81.1M167.2M238M326.7M212.6M251.9M103.6M148.9M183.9M162.8M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End97.1M149.8M173.5M349.5M326.7M212.6M251.9M148.1M148.9M183.9M
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 White Mountains Insurance stock price history and White Mountains Insurance stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • White Mountains Insurance had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $16M for the latest year 2017. 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 White Mountains Insurance 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: 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 $94.6M for WTM.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $718.5M for WTM 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.
  • 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 $-699M for White Mountains Insurance.

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