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).

INF 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 Informa plc (INF), the free cash flow value is 464.70M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
471.6M
Capital Expenditure
-6.9M
Free Cash Flow
464.70M

Informa 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).

INF Cash Flow Statement History

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

31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2018
Net Income 77.9M -1.04B 225.5M 207.9M
Depreciation 305.3M 338.9M 362.7M 256.7M
Change To Netincome -80M 535.9M 84.6M 26.7M
Change To Account Receivables 24.7M 114.8M 20.6M 89.7M
Change To Liabilities 95.5M -148.5M -33.1M -142.9M
Change To Inventory 4.1M 7.2M 12.3M 3.2M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 471.6M -146M 719.6M 486.3M
Capital Expenditures -6.9M -10.7M -17.5M -23.4M
Investments -7.6M -900k -5M -500k
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 8.4M 5.7M 5.5M 2.1M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities 161.4M -111.3M -97.1M -668.2M
Net Borrowings -33.8M -535.6M -190.4M 549.4M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -10.8M -76.1M -59.1M -82.9M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -47.1M 360.5M -545.4M 266.6M
Effect Of Exchange Rate -500k 1.1M -6.9M -8M
Change In Cash 585.4M 104.3M 70.2M 76.7M
Repurchase Of Stock -2.5M -1.3M -15.9M -15.9M