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).

ICP 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 Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICP), the free cash flow value is 239.90M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
243.4M
Capital Expenditure
-3.5M
Free Cash Flow
239.90M

Intermediate Capital Group 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).

ICP Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP).

31 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2019
Net Income 526.8M 457.1M 108.9M 180.1M
Depreciation 12M 10.1M 6.5M 5.9M
Change To Netincome -241.6M -413.5M 158.4M -214.1M
Change To Liabilities -27.4M 87.2M -8.4M
Change To Operating Activities -32.5M -35.4M -35.4M -35.4M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 243.4M 111M 300.9M -28.1M
Capital Expenditures -3.5M -6.9M -4M -5.2M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 22.4M 40.6M -26.9M -26.9M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities 45.5M 64.7M -74M 7.7M
Dividends Paid -165.7M -150.9M -142.8M -88.3M
Net Borrowings 297.9M -502.4M 654.3M 185.9M
Total Cash From Financing Activities 111.3M -653.3M 471.2M -133.1M
Effect Of Exchange Rate 10.4M -28.1M 34.8M -13.2M
Change In Cash 410.6M -505.7M 732.9M -166.7M
Repurchase Of Stock -20.9M -20.9M -40.3M -49.3M