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).

A4N 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 Alpha HPA Limited (A4N), the free cash flow value is -5.77M.

All amounts in AUD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Alpha HPA 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).

A4N Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Alpha HPA Limited (ASX:A4N).

30 Jun 202030 Jun 201930 Jun 201830 Jun 2017
Net Income-9.35M-10.05M-1.77M-2.52M
Change To Netincome7.87M2.13M881.01k-204.8k
Change To Account Receivables965.49k-977.78k-171.94k-1.84k
Change To Liabilities83.89k-230.25k101.89k294.77k
Change To Operating Activities30.16k-75910.69k-7.21k
Total Cash From Operating Activities-399.31k-1.64M-931.96k-467.68k
Capital Expenditures-5.37M-2.17M-2.11M-1.01M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-5.38M-2.02M-2.8M-1.2M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-444.74k-164.69k-161.16k797.01k
Total Cash From Financing Activities13.06M4.06M3.42M2M
Effect Of Exchange Rate13.74k-35-5551.85k
Change In Cash7.29M403.01k-306.02k331.37k
Issuance Of Stock13.5M4.23M3.58M1.2M