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).

IHG 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 InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG), the free cash flow value is 619.00M.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

InterContinental Hotels 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).

IHG Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LSE:IHG).

31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2018
Net Income 266M -260M 385M 349M
Depreciation 68M 74M 116M 91M
Change To Netincome 127M 289M 208M 90M
Change To Account Receivables -75M 38M -70M -43M
Change To Liabilities 227M -43M 15M 152M
Change To Inventory 1M 1M 1M 1M
Change To Operating Activities -8M 2M -1M -3M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 636M 137M 653M 709M
Capital Expenditures -17M -27M -80M -51M
Investments 9M 15M -15M 6M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -12M -61M -493M -197M
Net Borrowings -860M 1.35B 68M 251M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -860M 1.35B -660M 51M
Effect Of Exchange Rate 3M 86M 8M -21M
Change In Cash -233M 1.52B -492M 542M