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).

UTG 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 Unite Group Plc (UTG), the free cash flow value is 170.90M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
171.3M
Capital Expenditure
-400k
Free Cash Flow
170.90M

Unite Group 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).

UTG Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Unite Group Plc (LSE:UTG).

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income342.4M-121M-89.2M235.7M
Depreciation7.8M9.2M7.6M7.3M
Change To Netincome-157.7M243.2M184.7M-167.5M
Change To Account Receivables-52.5M-300k-1.6M-4.5M
Change To Liabilities34.2M-53.3M-21.3M-5.8M
Change To Inventory-2.9M-4.5M-1.7M-5.5M
Total Cash From Operating Activities171.3M73.3M78.5M59.7M
Capital Expenditures-400k-700k-400k-1.3M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities37.1M10.3M33.7M38.4M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities244.9M-149.1M-342.9M-148.5M
Dividends Paid-57.2M-57.2M-69.6M-62.3M
Net Borrowings-528M121.8M79M80.4M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-59.7M-87.9M-35.6M-22.2M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-645.1M327.2M227.7M161.2M
Change In Cash-228.9M251.4M-36.7M72.4M
Repurchase Of Stock-1.3M-700k-800k-1.4M
Issuance Of Stock1.1M294M254.7M166.7M