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).

TW 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 Taylor Wimpey plc (TW), the free cash flow value is 429.40M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
431.9M
Capital Expenditure
-2.5M
Free Cash Flow
429.40M

Taylor Wimpey 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).

TW Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Taylor Wimpey plc (LSE:TW).

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income555.5M217M673.9M656.6M
Depreciation12M12.6M11.9M12.1M
Change To Netincome127.9M-77.6M-68.1M26.1M
Change To Account Receivables32.1M-19.5M-12.7M-10.9M
Change To Liabilities-6M-75.3M-74.9M-41.9M
Change To Inventory-293.2M-362.2M-21.7M-1.7M
Total Cash From Operating Activities431.9M-301.2M510M641.3M
Capital Expenditures-2.5M-3.1M-7.2M-2.1M
Investments-5.9M-19.8M-6.3M-6.4M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities200k3.9M10.3M17.1M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-10.3M-23.9M-8.6M8.7M
Dividends Paid-301.5M-301.5M-249.8M-159.5M
Net Borrowings-19.6M5.5M-8.4M-8.3M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-321.7M516.4M-602.6M-516.2M
Effect Of Exchange Rate-1.9M1.3M-2.6M-100k
Change In Cash98M192.6M-103.8M133.7M
Repurchase Of Stock-4.2M-4.2M-4.2M-9.9M
Issuance Of Stock3.6M510.9M5.5M1.5M