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).

BEZ 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 Beazley plc (BEZ), the free cash flow value is 1.165B.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
1.17B
Capital Expenditure
-4.5M
Free Cash Flow
1.165B

Beazley 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).

BEZ Cash Flow Statement History

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

31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2018
Net Income 308.7M -46.1M 234.1M 68.2M
Depreciation 28M 24.8M 21M 10.9M
Change To Netincome -37.4M -180.6M -215M -18.8M
Change To Account Receivables -950.1M -782.1M -265M 23.9M
Change To Liabilities
Change To Operating Activities 1.81B 1.45B 679.5M 190.7M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 1.17B 476.8M 460.2M 278.7M
Capital Expenditures -4.5M -12.9M -6.3M -2.6M
Investments -942M -682.8M -699.2M -309.3M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 70.6M 104.3M 112M 102.6M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -839.2M -611.9M -605.8M -216.5M
Net Borrowings -12.8M -15.3M 194.4M -18M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -35.2M -37.8M -25.8M -22M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -48M 177.8M 77M -163.6M
Change In Cash 282.3M 31M -57.8M -104.2M