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).

BARC 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 Barclays PLC (BARC), the free cash flow value is 2.136B.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Barclays 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).

BARC Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC).

31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019
Net Income 5.93B 7.01B 2.38B 3.27B
Depreciation 727M 755M 1.54B 1.49B
Change To Netincome -9.84B 3.2B 3.47B 4.86B
Change To Liabilities
Change To Operating Activities -6.23B 33.35B -4.75B -25.12B
Total Cash From Operating Activities 3.88B 10.52B -7.74B -21.45B
Capital Expenditures -1.75B -1.72B -1.32B -1.79B
Investments -20.01B 4.93B -17.04B -22.3B
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 86M 7M -12M 84M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -21.67B 4.27B -18.38B -23.96B
Dividends Paid -1.93B -1.32B -936M -1.91B
Net Borrowings 3.6B 2.02B 3.92B 2.1B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities 26.3B 38.35B 65.25B 20.95B
Total Cash From Financing Activities 27.05B 38.5B 67.98B 21.64B
Effect Of Exchange Rate 10.33B -4.23B 1.67B -3.35B
Change In Cash 19.58B 49.06B 43.53B -27.12B
Repurchase Of Stock -4.13B -1.67B -1.41B -3.08B
Issuance Of Stock 3.21B 1.12B 1.17B 3.58B