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
3.88B
Capital Expenditure
-1.75B
Free Cash Flow
2.136B

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