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).

## 0151 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 Want Want China Holdings Limited (0151), the free cash flow value is 5.099179B.

All amounts in CNY

Operating Cash
5.42B
Capital Expenditure
-316.39M
Free Cash Flow
5.099179B

Want Want China 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).

## 0151 Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Want Want China Holdings Limited (HKEX:0151).

31 Mar 202131 Mar 202031 Mar 201931 Mar 2018
Net Income4.16B3.65B3.48B3.09B
Depreciation940.07M904.22M824.89M891.31M
Change To Netincome-61.92M-339.65M76.16M42.03M
Change To Account Receivables-79.92M204.88M103.25M90.29M
Change To Liabilities-177.68M525.3M-455.15M371.18M
Change To Inventory174.09M-416.62M137.13M-129.29M
Change To Operating Activities461.51M316.31M161.31M-133.13M
Total Cash From Operating Activities5.42B4.85B4.35B4.25B
Capital Expenditures-316.39M-291.26M-354.92M-327.03M
Investments-2.9B-2.9B482.39M418.93M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities8.02M-3.72M249.67M16.2M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-2.91B-291.87M378.89M137.81M
Dividends Paid-2.54B-2.7B-1.32B-1.44B
Net Borrowings1.48B-1.15B2.11B-1.91B
Total Cash From Financing Activities-3.63B-4.49B-243.9M-3.54B
Effect Of Exchange Rate-43.28M33.3M146.17M-102.07M
Change In Cash-1.18B96.5M4.63B753.86M
Repurchase Of Stock-1.6B-184.78M-49.19M-258.02M