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).

## BME 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 B&M European Value Retail S.A. (BME), the free cash flow value is 395.00M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
491M
Capital Expenditure
-96M
Free Cash Flow
395.00M

B&M European Value Retail S.A. 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).

## BME Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for B&M European Value Retail S.A. (LSE:BME).

26 Mar 2022 27 Mar 2021 28 Mar 2020 30 Mar 2019
Net Income 422M 428M 90.03M 193.85M
Depreciation 225M 214M 211.43M 177.87M
Change To Netincome 70M 81M 136.07M 61.08M
Change To Account Receivables -12M 9M 693k -32.13M
Change To Liabilities 40M 105M 77.08M 12.2M
Change To Inventory -260M -20M 29.35M -40.95M
Change To Operating Activities 2M 6M 686k 81k
Total Cash From Operating Activities 491M 827M 549.6M 375.73M
Capital Expenditures -96M -87M -123.27M -103.31M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -85M -70M 29.7M -181.55M
Dividends Paid -14.5M -96.6M -76.04M -75.04M
Net Borrowings 66M -176M -69.93M -41.67M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -86M -96M -87.87M -80.95M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -450M -969M -233.78M -197.67M
Effect Of Exchange Rate -1M 3M 1.21M -658k
Change In Cash -45M -209M 346.72M -4.15M