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 3.48742B.

All amounts in CNY

Operating Cash
3.91B
Capital Expenditure
-423.03M
Free Cash Flow
3.48742B

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 202231 Mar 202131 Mar 202031 Mar 2019
Net Income4.2B4.16B3.65B3.48B
Depreciation941.82M940.07M904.22M824.89M
Change To Netincome-205.2M-61.92M-339.65M76.16M
Change To Account Receivables-50.71M-79.92M204.88M103.25M
Change To Liabilities-137.53M-177.68M525.3M-455.15M
Change To Inventory-740.03M174.09M-416.62M137.13M
Change To Operating Activities-101.45M461.51M316.31M161.31M
Total Cash From Operating Activities3.91B5.42B4.85B4.35B
Capital Expenditures-423.03M-316.39M-291.26M-354.92M
Investments-3.12B-2.9B-2.9B482.39M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities92.93M8.02M-3.72M249.67M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-3.43B-2.91B-291.87M378.89M
Dividends Paid-1.76B-2.54B-2.7B-1.32B
Net Borrowings-2.77B1.48B-1.15B2.11B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities12.58M12.58M-53.52M-9.83M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-5.34B-3.63B-4.49B-243.9M
Effect Of Exchange Rate-160.41M-43.28M33.3M146.17M
Change In Cash-5.03B-1.18B96.5M4.63B
Repurchase Of Stock-819.49M-1.6B-184.78M-49.19M