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).

ALG 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 Ardent Leisure Group Limited (ALG), the free cash flow value is -26.73M.

All amounts in AUD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Ardent Leisure Group 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).

ALG Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Ardent Leisure Group Limited (ASX:ALG).

30 Jun 202025 Jun 201926 Jun 201830 Jun 2017
Net Income-136.62M-60.88M-90.69M-62.56M
Change To Netincome84.79M31.51M100.42M59.32M
Change To Account Receivables10.87M-72k-10.93M2.97M
Change To Liabilities13.95M-6.07M-29.13M13.15M
Change To Inventory-11.71M1.42M34.23M3.41M
Change To Operating Activities2.69M-1.77M-2.19M469k
Total Cash From Operating Activities52.72M32.5M57.08M72.18M
Capital Expenditures-79.45M-68.3M-122.32M-212.16M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-81.99M-71.25M175.27M44.35M
Net Borrowings51.25M148.4M-204.96M-76.2M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-52.06M-18.73M-10.39M-11.48M
Total Cash From Financing Activities98.95M115.41M-226.44M-114.9M
Effect Of Exchange Rate-396k-872k-209k153k
Change In Cash69.28M75.78M5.7M1.77M
Repurchase Of Stock-137k-137k-137k-1.66M