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).

EXPN 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 Experian plc (EXPN), the free cash flow value is 1.734B.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Experian 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).

EXPN Cash Flow Statement History

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

31 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2019
Net Income 1.17B 803M 675M 695M
Depreciation 408M 384M 377M 312M
Change To Netincome -84M 107M 156M 135M
Change To Account Receivables -143M -31M -145M -65M
Change To Liabilities 201M 18M 33M 39M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 1.8B 1.49B 1.26B 1.24B
Capital Expenditures -63M -48M -84M -91M
Investments -8M 120M -95M -30M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 112M 112M 112M 112M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -1.12B -827M -1.18B -516M
Dividends Paid -444M -427M -424M -410M
Net Borrowings -69M -382M 911M -83M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -25M 43M -238M 6M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -687M -747M 61M -702M
Effect Of Exchange Rate 14M -16M -14M -14M
Change In Cash 6M -102M 126M 9M
Repurchase Of Stock -173M -173M -203M -228M
Issuance Of Stock 24M 19M 15M 13M