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).

## 0001 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 CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (0001), the free cash flow value is 25.128B.

All amounts in HKD

Operating Cash
52.18B
Capital Expenditure
-27.06B
Free Cash Flow
25.128B

CK Hutchison Holdings 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).

## 0001 Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (HKEX:0001).

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income33.48B29.14B39.83B39B
Depreciation41.46B38.94B36.56B18.13B
Change To Netincome-7.8B1.53B-3.43B-1.63B
Change To Account Receivables-5.74B98M-202M-2.17B
Change To Liabilities-11.48B-5.13B-4.81B5.22B
Change To Inventory-46M-148M-1.25B-2.43B
Change To Operating Activities-1.81B5.7B687M-2.24B
Total Cash From Operating Activities52.18B73.17B69.27B55.73B
Capital Expenditures-27.06B-27.1B-32.19B-27.54B
Investments-676M157M2.06B-10.64B
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities1.04B1.61B641M2.22B
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-550M-6.46B-37.42B-59.08B
Dividends Paid-9.63B-11.24B-12.62B-11.34B
Net Borrowings-30B-29.98B-15.9B167M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-13.58B-6.67B-5.2B-6.82B
Total Cash From Financing Activities-54.45B-47.88B-33.72B-18.13B
Change In Cash-2.82B18.82B-1.87B-21.47B
Repurchase Of Stock-1.24B-1.24B-1.24B-131M