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).

ANTO 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 Antofagasta plc (ANTO), the free cash flow value is 751.30M.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
2.06B
Capital Expenditure
-1.31B
Free Cash Flow
751.30M

Antofagasta plc 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).

ANTO Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Antofagasta plc (LSE:ANTO).

31 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 201831 Dec 2017
Net Income506.4M501.4M543.7M750.6M
Depreciation1.05B914.3M760.5M581.1M
Change To Netincome719.7M407.3M248.4M701.3M
Change To Account Receivables-259.9M211.5M-151.5M5.9M
Change To Liabilities31M88M-7M61.6M
Change To Inventory-13.6M-7.6M-81.7M-55M
Change To Operating Activities26.4M-24.1M-1.6M52M
Total Cash From Operating Activities2.06B2.09B1.31B2.1B
Capital Expenditures-1.31B-1.08B-872.9M-901.3M
Investments-893.5M-678.3M297.4M118.1M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities12.6M99M29.8M93.9M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-2.19B-1.66B-399.8M-679.3M
Dividends Paid-131.2M-470.4M-467M-252.4M
Net Borrowings918.3M60.8M-347.1M-487M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-70M-400M-120M-320M
Total Cash From Financing Activities717.1M-809.6M-934.1M-1.06B
Effect Of Exchange Rate4.8M-5.7M-26.1M8.5M
Change In Cash593.1M-380.7M-49.2M367.3M