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).

## RMV 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 Rightmove plc (RMV), the free cash flow value is 194.32M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
195.02M
Capital Expenditure
-700k
Free Cash Flow
194.32M

Rightmove 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).

## RMV Cash Flow Statement History

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

31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2018
Net Income 183.09M 109.78M 173.09M 160.46M
Depreciation 3.9M 3.71M 3.23M 3.45M
Change To Netincome 5.03M -17.71M 8.37M 9.47M
Change To Account Receivables 552k 602k -453k -5.61M
Change To Liabilities 4.89M -1.11M -9k -782k
Change To Operating Activities -2.99M 465k -371k 46k
Total Cash From Operating Activities 195.02M 96.29M 184.22M 167.44M
Capital Expenditures -700k -2.31M -543k -1.61M
Investments -5M 4.14M 4.14M 4.14M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 23k 160k 259k 118k
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -5.7M 824k -16.15M -1.62M
Dividends Paid -64.45M -64.45M -59.86M -54.98M
Net Borrowings -2.46M -2.16M -1.53M -1.53M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -1.22M -209k -619k -778k
Total Cash From Financing Activities -243.02M -32.54M -151.81M -170.9M
Change In Cash -53.7M 64.57M 16.27M -5.08M
Repurchase Of Stock -175.65M -30.89M -90.69M -114.21M
Issuance Of Stock 766k 716k 898k 601k