Cash flow is the net amount of cash and cash-equivalents being transferred into and out of a business. At the most fundamental level, a company’s ability to create value for shareholders is determined by its ability to generate positive cash flows, or more specifically, maximize long-term free cash flow (FCF).

1AG Free Cash Flow Analysis

Free cash flow, a measure commonly used by analysts to assess a company's profitability, represents the cash a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets.

The Free Cash Flow is calculated using a number of methods including using Operating Cash Flow. Following is the formula to calculate Free Cash Flow based on Operating Cash Flow.

Free Cash Flow = Operating Cash Flow - Capital Expenditures

Using above formula to calculate Free Cash Flow for Alterra Limited (1AG), the free cash flow value is -2.03M.

All amounts in AUD

Operating Cash
-1.71M
Capital Expenditure
-321.94k
Free Cash Flow
-2.03M

Alterra Limited has a negative free cash flow as per the latest annual Cash flow statement released by the company. Positive free cash flow is cruscial for the financial health of a company, which can be used to pay dividends, expand operations, and deleverage its balance sheet (i.e., reduce debt).

1AG Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Alterra Limited (ASX:1AG).

30 Sep 202130 Sep 202030 Sep 201930 Sep 2018
Net Income-2.22M-1.51M931.42k342.11k
Depreciation87.16k211.74k160.64k600.22k
Change To Netincome297.02k-323.88k-1.99M262.09k
Change To Account Receivables18.98k-155.78k502.04k56.87k
Change To Liabilities-44.41k321.58k166.28k-4.84k
Change To Operating Activities156.37k49.53k-20.87k-20.87k
Total Cash From Operating Activities-1.71M-1.4M-133.93k1.38M
Capital Expenditures-321.94k-253.68k-24.43k-35.48k
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities128.34k102.17k30.63k30.63k
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities504.53k1.18M106.29k236.47k
Net Borrowings-1.28M143.29k308.74k-58.99k
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-78.34k-35k-1M-1M
Total Cash From Financing Activities2.26M1.83M-691.26k-58.99k
Change In Cash1.06M1.61M-718.89k1.55M
Issuance Of Stock3.62M1.72M1.72M1.72M