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).

ONT 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 1300SMILES Limited (ONT), the free cash flow value is 10.86M.

All amounts in AUD

Operating Cash
12.58M
Capital Expenditure
-1.72M
Free Cash Flow
10.86M

1300SMILES 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).

ONT Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for 1300SMILES Limited (ASX:ONT).

30 Jun 202030 Jun 201930 Jun 201830 Jun 2017
Net Income7.14M7.77M7.63M7.27M
Depreciation5.3M1.75M1.8M1.66M
Change To Netincome-807k-1.57M-281k-226k
Change To Account Receivables-358k663k-490k69k
Change To Liabilities159k-1.98M339k-902k
Change To Operating Activities-355k57k435k-306k
Total Cash From Operating Activities12.58M6.91M10.41M8.77M
Capital Expenditures-1.72M-1.97M-2.8M-1M
Investments-375k-207k-207k-207k
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-3.76M-10.02M-10.17M-5.18M
Dividends Paid-6.1M-5.8M-5.62M-5.39M
Net Borrowings3.32M7.25M1.95M1.95M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-2.78M1.45M-3.67M-5.39M
Change In Cash6.05M-1.66M-3.44M-1.81M