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 600.20M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

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 2022 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019
Net Income 1.63B 77.9M -1.04B 225.5M
Depreciation 311.8M 305.3M 338.9M 362.7M
Change To Netincome -1.42B -80M 535.9M 84.6M
Change To Liabilities 95.5M -148.5M -33.1M
Change To Inventory 100k 4.1M 7.2M 12.3M
Change To Operating Activities 55.5M 55.5M 55.5M 55.5M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 614.7M 471.6M -146M 719.6M
Capital Expenditures -14.5M -6.9M -10.7M -17.5M
Investments -22.2M -7.6M -900k -5M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 1.94B 8.4M 5.7M 5.5M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities 1.52B 161.4M -111.3M -97.1M
Dividends Paid -43.3M -43.3M -200k -280M
Net Borrowings -244.4M -33.8M -535.6M -190.4M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -11M -10.8M -76.1M -59.1M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -815.3M -47.1M 360.5M -545.4M
Effect Of Exchange Rate 82.6M -500k 1.1M -6.9M
Change In Cash 1.24B 585.4M 104.3M 70.2M
Repurchase Of Stock -516.6M -2.5M -1.3M -15.9M