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).

III 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 3i Group plc (III), the free cash flow value is 500.00M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
500M
Capital Expenditure
-
Free Cash Flow
500.00M

3i 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).

III Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for 3i Group plc (LSE:III).

31 Mar 202231 Mar 202131 Mar 202031 Mar 2019
Net Income4.01B1.85B214M1.24B
Depreciation7M7M7M3M
Change To Netincome-3.52B-2.48B-50M-757M
Change To Liabilities
Total Cash From Operating Activities500M-622M171M488M
Dividends Paid-389M-338M-363M-358M
Net Borrowings-4M390M-4M-4M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-52M-46M-42M-37M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-498M7M-467M-423M
Effect Of Exchange Rate2M-4M37M-1M
Change In Cash4M-620M-212M11M
Repurchase Of Stock-54M-54M-59M-29M
Issuance Of Stock1M1M1M1M