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).

CHTR 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 Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), the free cash flow value is 7.147B.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
14.56B
Capital Expenditure
-7.42B
Free Cash Flow
7.147B

Charter Communications, Inc. 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).

CHTR Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR).

31 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 201831 Dec 2017
Net Income3.22B1.67B1.23B9.89B
Depreciation9.7B9.93B10.32B10.59B
Change To Netincome1.44B1.16B462M-8.97B
Change To Account Receivables26M-505M-98M-84M
Change To Liabilities291M-103M125M449M
Change To Operating Activities-124M-397M-270M76M
Total Cash From Operating Activities14.56B11.75B11.77B11.95B
Capital Expenditures-7.42B-7.2B-9.12B-8.68B
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities-95M12M-590M688M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-8.16B-7.33B-9.74B-8.1B
Net Borrowings3.78B6.38B3.39B8.77B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-1.73B-1.25B-950M-1.94B
Total Cash From Financing Activities-8.95B-1.63B-1.89B-4.77B
Change In Cash-2.55B2.78B144M-914M
Repurchase Of Stock-11.22B-6.87B-4.4B-11.71B
Issuance Of Stock207M118M69M116M