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).

ARB 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 ArborGen Holdings Limited (ARB), the free cash flow value is 8.90M.

All amounts in USD

Operating Cash
9.9M
Capital Expenditure
-1M
Free Cash Flow
8.90M

ArborGen Holdings 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).

ARB Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for ArborGen Holdings Limited (NZX:ARB).

31 Mar 202131 Mar 202031 Mar 201931 Mar 2018
Net Income3.2M-2.7M-4.3M4M
Depreciation10.2M9.5M8.7M8M
Change To Netincome3.5M1.4M800k6M
Change To Account Receivables-1.7M-1.4M-1.4M-8M
Change To Liabilities-1.5M4M-4M
Change To Inventory-5.3M-500k-3.7M2M
Total Cash From Operating Activities9.9M4.8M4.1M8M
Capital Expenditures-1M-5.3M-2.7M-2.7M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities-4.7M-9.3M-14.2M-2M
Net Borrowings-5.2M7.9M-9.9M-4M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-2M-2.5M-2.1M-6M
Total Cash From Financing Activities-7.2M5.4M-12M-10M
Effect Of Exchange Rate300k-200k300k300k
Change In Cash-1.7M700k-21.8M-4M