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).

## CROMPTON 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 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited (CROMPTON), the free cash flow value is 5.5223B.

All amounts in INR

Operating Cash
7.23B
Capital Expenditure
-1.71B
Free Cash Flow
5.5223B

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited 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).

## CROMPTON Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited (NSE:CROMPTON).

31 Mar 202231 Mar 202131 Mar 202031 Mar 2019
Net Income5.78B6.17B4.96B4.01B
Depreciation408.1M278M250.5M111.3M
Change To Netincome22.1M394.8M-401.8M54.1M
Change To Account Receivables-452.8M-772.4M595.1M-194.4M
Change To Liabilities1.22B2.32B-330M-1.08B
Change To Inventory72.9M-550.3M-1.11B-491.4M
Change To Operating Activities167.3M445.2M126.4M555.9M
Total Cash From Operating Activities7.23B8.3B4.11B2.99B
Capital Expenditures-1.71B-201.8M-494M-159.5M
Investments-2.09B-5.03B363.2M-1.79B
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities370.3M267.3M208.5M259.1M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-17.23B-4.96B89M-1.68B
Dividends Paid-1.56B-1.87B-1.51B-1.31B
Net Borrowings10.54B1.18B-3.09B-3.09B
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-505.3M-341.5M-585.8M-587.3M
Total Cash From Financing Activities9.07B-961.7M-5.13B-1.86B
Change In Cash-921.6M2.38B-929.5M-555.1M
Issuance Of Stock603.3M72.7M51.5M37.5M