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).

OCDO 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 Ocado Group plc (OCDO), the free cash flow value is -574.90M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Ocado Group plc has a negative 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).

OCDO Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Ocado Group plc (LSE:OCDO).

28 Nov 202129 Nov 202001 Dec 201902 Dec 2018
Net Income-223.2M-134.3M-213.1M-44.9M
Change To Netincome6.7M66.6M80.6M10.5M
Change To Account Receivables-77.5M-59.2M-29.4M-36.1M
Change To Liabilities105.2M150.3M87.5M120.5M
Change To Inventory-55.2M38.5M-7.6M-13.6M
Total Cash From Operating Activities-16M225.4M51.7M128.4M
Capital Expenditures-558.9M-344.6M-175.5M-112.8M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities-1.8M26.7M18.9M2.2M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-524M-682.8M-220.5M-167.9M
Net Borrowings226.4M896.6M-65.2M-32M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities54M-17.3M560.2M-800k
Total Cash From Financing Activities282.5M1.53B552.1M300.3M
Effect Of Exchange Rate19.3M-2.4M-2.4M-2.4M
Change In Cash-238.2M1.07B383.3M260.8M
Issuance Of Stock2.1M646.7M57.1M333.1M