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 -54.939B.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

Standard Chartered 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).

STAN Cash Flow Statement History

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

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income2.31B724M2.3B1.05B
Change To Netincome674M2.89B1.09B2.36B
Change To Liabilities
Change To Operating Activities-67.58B15.31B-26.17B-11.24B
Total Cash From Operating Activities-54.59B-6.85B-28.78B-5.92B
Capital Expenditures-352M-1.27B-518M-171M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities38M38M-5.09B67M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-8.99B-4.48B-17.82B-12.42B
Dividends Paid-784M-395M-1.17B-975M
Net Borrowings1.31B5.36B2.12B1.14B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities65.6B26.84B26.47B30.01B
Total Cash From Financing Activities67.07B30.46B26.8B30.19B
Effect Of Exchange Rate-1.76B1.29B-245M-1.58B
Change In Cash1.73B20.42B-20.05B10.27B
Repurchase Of Stock-1.79B-2.34B-1.21B-8M
Issuance Of Stock2.73B1B584M23M