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).

0175 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 Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (0175), the free cash flow value is 12.514971B.

All amounts in CNY

Operating Cash
15.35B
Capital Expenditure
-2.83B
Free Cash Flow
12.514971B

Geely Automobile 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).

0175 Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (HKEX:0175).

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income4.85B5.53B8.19B12.55B
Depreciation2.67B2.34B1.52B978.23M
Change To Netincome-1.55B-1.85B-1.36B-422.29M
Change To Account Receivables-2.94B-4.03B-3.77B11.66B
Change To Liabilities9.37B-4.65B6.45B-14.46B
Change To Inventory-1.27B1.1B-699.39M2.18B
Total Cash From Operating Activities15.35B1.6B12.54B13.93B
Capital Expenditures-2.83B-2.81B-2.87B-2.31B
Investments-391.75M-49.49M-1.85B-1.05B
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities1.63B160.99M118.62M30.59M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-7.16B-5.43B-10.79B-11.32B
Dividends Paid-1.74B-2.26B-2.81B-2.16B
Net Borrowings-90.25M-35.32M654.24M1.93B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities2.71B-110.58M-150.43M-108.3M
Total Cash From Financing Activities916.02M3.76B1.76B-306.36M
Effect Of Exchange Rate-68.04M-231.88M34.06M22.5M
Change In Cash9.04B-304.37M3.54B2.32B
Issuance Of Stock30.73M6.17B4.07B35.61M