Alleghany Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:Y)

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$586.49 $1.32 (0.22%) Y stock closing price Jun 19, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of Y requires an investor to check the cash flows for Alleghany. While its important to look at the Alleghany 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 Alleghany 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. Alleghany had cash and cash equivalents of $594.09M at beginning of the quarter and $711.04M at quarter end of 2018 Q1. Alleghany cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Alleghany saw a inflow of $32.37M from investing activities till 2018 Q1.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q4
Net Income Cash Flow
171.18M100.49M-57.92M252.01M149.36M460.66M390.76M231.91M154.65M562.19M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow33.1M135.02M106.19M69.72M35.66M160.46M115.02M74.75M34.9M163.06M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-112.93M76.38M678M-101.89M-154.79M153.23M174.07M152.57M130.76M-423.22M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-96.52M133.83M-300.22M-15.96M-72.75M18.56M-106.19M-137.62M-280.74M23.94M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
-5.16M445.73M426.04M203.88M-42.53M792.92M573.65M321.62M39.58M325.97M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-11.05M6.77M10.26M16M-4.48M-24M-18.98M-9.04M-2.08M-27.25M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-105.38M-86.11M-244.31M-164.52M--180.24M-145.25M-122.36M-1.02M-156.86M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments178.33M10.38M-21.18M-17.17M91.08M-21.68M-99.32M112.77M165.49M560.55M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-29.52M-86.16M-26.52M42.92M4.58M-446.79M-208.21M-213.16M-122.28M-204.76M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
32.37M-155.12M-281.74M-122.77M91.18M-672.72M-471.77M-231.79M40.09M171.65M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-21.26M-16.04M-8.54M---68.32M-55.67M-53.28M-53.28M-243.81M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities9.95M-28.92M-27.2M-26.09M-5.5M-----367M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-153.96M---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities4.65M-19.4M-17.07M-15.23M-13.05M50.9M38.86M-6.69M5.73M2.03M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-160.62M-64.37M-52.82M-41.33M-18.56M-17.41M-16.81M-59.98M-47.55M-608.78M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash6.08M18.04M16.26M9.82M-16.03M8.57M5.71M2.35M-18.84M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-127.33M244.28M107.75M49.59M30.35M118.82M93.64M35.55M34.47M-129.99M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year594.09M475.26M605.25M498.31M649.52M84.74M76.74M32.52M18.12M57.64M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End711.04M838.37M701.84M643.68M624.44M594.09M568.9M510.81M509.74M475.26M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Alleghany stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Alleghany stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Alleghany saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-127.33M till 2018 Q1. Apart from the Alleghany stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Alleghany lost $-5.16M cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $32.37M for Y 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-160.62M for Alleghany. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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