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).

STAN 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 Standard Chartered PLC (STAN), the free cash flow value is 23.599B.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Standard Chartered 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).

STAN Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Standard Chartered PLC (LSE:STAN).

31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2019
Net Income 2.95B 2.31B 724M 2.3B
Depreciation 655M 720M 736M 744M
Change To Netincome 2.8B 672M 2.89B 1.09B
Change To Liabilities
Change To Operating Activities 19.48B -67.58B 15.31B -26.17B
Total Cash From Operating Activities 24.43B -54.59B -6.85B -28.78B
Capital Expenditures -835M -352M -1.27B -518M
Investments -21.07B -8.62B -3.39B -17.87B
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -22.58B -8.99B -4.48B -17.82B
Dividends Paid -794M -784M -395M -1.17B
Net Borrowings 2.7B 1.31B 5.36B 2.12B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -10.71B 65.6B 26.84B 26.47B
Total Cash From Financing Activities -10.03B 67.07B 30.46B 26.8B
Effect Of Exchange Rate -2.71B -1.76B 1.29B -245M
Change In Cash -10.89B 1.73B 20.42B -20.05B
Repurchase Of Stock -2.47B -1.79B -2.34B -1.21B
Issuance Of Stock 1.25B 2.73B 1B 584M