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).

0762 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 China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (0762), the free cash flow value is 38.589B.

All amounts in CNY

Operating Cash
110.64B
Capital Expenditure
-72.05B
Free Cash Flow
38.589B

China Unicom (Hong Kong) 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).

0762 Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (HKEX:0762).

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income14.37B12.49B11.33B10.2B
Depreciation82.16B78.69B79.34B71.25B
Change To Netincome2.75B7.18B6.37B6.62B
Change To Account Receivables-3.79B-3.03B-6.05B-3.74B
Change To Liabilities11B11.31B1.55B3.79B
Change To Inventory-359M59M-335M-385M
Change To Operating Activities1.02B-5.48B-2.88B98M
Total Cash From Operating Activities110.64B105.55B93.68B92.39B
Capital Expenditures-72.05B-58.66B-56.19B-52.18B
Investments-7.16B-26.07B-10M1.44B
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities692M-8.94B-4.37B-11.54B
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-74.78B-92.02B-59.05B-61.18B
Dividends Paid-8.69B-5.45B-4.1B-1.59B
Net Borrowings-17.05B-18.96B-26.06B-34.08B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities1.16B-798M393M1.61B
Total Cash From Financing Activities-24.58B-25.21B-29.77B-34.06B
Effect Of Exchange Rate-78M-183M25M74M
Change In Cash11.2B-11.86B4.88B-2.78B