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).

HERCULES 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 Hercules Hoists Limited (HERCULES), the free cash flow value is 91.59M.

All amounts in INR

Operating Cash
141.01M
Capital Expenditure
-49.42M
Free Cash Flow
91.59M

Hercules Hoists 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).

HERCULES Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Hercules Hoists Limited (NSE:HERCULES).

31 Mar 202231 Mar 202131 Mar 202031 Mar 2019
Net Income149.4M77.65M129.79M128.03M
Depreciation22.89M25.95M29.8M24.75M
Change To Netincome-99.52M-61.17M-113.02M-60.34M
Change To Account Receivables39.45M4.17M2.91M42.13M
Change To Liabilities29.15M23.29M-35.88M27.62M
Change To Inventory-12.23M67.32M68.19M-74.64M
Change To Operating Activities10.02M15.17M14.88M35.13M
Total Cash From Operating Activities141.01M155.35M102.19M128.09M
Capital Expenditures-49.42M-9.06M-19.66M-39.77M
Investments-140.93M-247.49M-80.89M-67.03M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities98.77M25.77M98.32M59.66M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities33.6M-85.66M-67M-45.27M
Dividends Paid-72M-57.6M-48M-40M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-72M-57.6M-57.87M-48.22M
Change In Cash102.6M12.09M-22.68M34.59M