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).

ALL 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 Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ALL), the free cash flow value is 1.1552B.

All amounts in AUD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Aristocrat Leisure Limited has a positive 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).

ALL Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL).

30 Sep 202130 Sep 202030 Sep 201930 Sep 2018
Net Income820M1.38B698.8M542.6M
Change To Netincome172.4M67.8M25.3M45.6M
Change To Account Receivables-87.5M295.6M-222.4M-25M
Change To Liabilities142.7M-44.3M134.3M127.5M
Change To Inventory2.1M13.7M12.5M-58.1M
Change To Operating Activities2.2M-46.5M4.3M-25.4M
Total Cash From Operating Activities1.33B1.02B1.09B933.8M
Capital Expenditures-173.2M-196.1M-247.9M-198.1M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-310.4M-243.5M-337.4M-2.21B
Dividends Paid-159.4M-217.1M-312.4M-249M
Net Borrowings-43M615M-293.1M1.43B
Total Cash From Financing Activities-257.3M357.5M-630.3M1.14B
Effect Of Exchange Rate-4.8M-25.5M22.7M19.6M
Change In Cash755.9M1.11B140.5M-119M
Repurchase Of Stock-54.9M-40.4M-24.8M-50M