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 197.26M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

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 2022 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019
Net Income 195.68M 183.09M 109.78M 173.09M
Change To Netincome 3.77M 5.03M -17.71M 8.37M
Change To Account Receivables -3.79M 552k 602k -453k
Change To Liabilities -2.19M 4.89M -1.11M -9k
Change To Operating Activities 39k -2.99M 465k -371k
Total Cash From Operating Activities 198.09M 195.02M 96.29M 184.22M
Capital Expenditures -835k -700k -2.31M -543k
Investments -44k -5M 4.14M 4.14M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities 305k 23k 160k 259k
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -2.59M -5.7M 824k -16.15M
Dividends Paid -67.68M -64.45M -64.45M -59.86M
Net Borrowings -2.39M -2.46M -2.16M -1.53M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -203.4M -243.02M -32.54M -151.81M
Change In Cash -7.9M -53.7M 64.57M 16.27M
Repurchase Of Stock -133.81M -133.81M -30.89M -90.69M
Issuance Of Stock 482k 766k 716k 898k