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).

ASO 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 Aston Minerals Limited (ASO), the free cash flow value is -1.98M.

All amounts in AUD

Operating Cash
-1.98M
Capital Expenditure
-
Free Cash Flow
-1.98M

Aston Minerals 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).

ASO Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Aston Minerals Limited (ASX:ASO).

30 Jun 202030 Jun 201930 Jun 201830 Jun 2017
Net Income-1.62M-6.9M-4.12M-19.8M
Depreciation26.64k34.14k16.37k16.37k
Change To Netincome-78.08k-20.3k398.83k18.8M
Change To Account Receivables45.43k88.35k-139.17k-20.25k
Change To Liabilities-356.1k-31.8k292.62k-102.71k
Change To Operating Activities-4.61k58.35k-34.98k-7.15k
Total Cash From Operating Activities-1.98M-6.77M-3.58M-1.13M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities31.15k31.15k31.15k31.15k
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities54.42k14.96M-15.09M-105.39k
Effect Of Exchange Rate4.91k-6.29k-6.29k-6.29k
Change In Cash-1.92M8.18M243.03k2.92M