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 202227 Mar 202128 Mar 202030 Mar 2019
Net Income422M428M90.03M193.85M
Depreciation225M214M211.43M177.87M
Change To Netincome70M81M136.07M61.08M
Change To Account Receivables-12M9M693k-32.13M
Change To Liabilities40M105M77.08M12.2M
Change To Inventory-260M-20M29.35M-40.95M
Change To Operating Activities2M6M686k81k
Total Cash From Operating Activities491M827M549.6M375.73M
Capital Expenditures-96M-87M-123.27M-103.31M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-85M-70M29.7M-181.55M
Dividends Paid-14.5M-96.6M-76.04M-75.04M
Net Borrowings66M-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-1M3M1.21M-658k
Change In Cash-45M-209M346.72M-4.15M