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).

## BGP 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 Briscoe Group Limited (BGP), the free cash flow value is 78.34M.

All amounts in NZD

Operating Cash
96.5M
Capital Expenditure
-18.16M
Free Cash Flow
78.34M

Briscoe Group 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).

## BGP Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for Briscoe Group Limited (NZX:BGP).

30 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2021 26 Jan 2020 27 Jan 2019
Net Income 87.91M 73.2M 62.58M 63.39M
Depreciation 31.57M 30.1M 26.5M 5.98M
Change To Netincome 4.24M 2.21M 236k 245k
Change To Account Receivables -1.48M 39k -806k -213k
Change To Liabilities -6.88M -9.97M 2.92M -350k
Change To Inventory -32.9M -5.62M -6.91M -6.09M
Change To Operating Activities 6.84M 7.35M -3.91M 2.1M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 96.5M 106.57M 79.51M 65.72M
Capital Expenditures -18.16M -25.54M -17.41M -19.63M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -19.88M -25.43M -32.77M -22.25M
Dividends Paid -55.64M -20.02M -45.49M -43.09M
Net Borrowings -19.16M -15.59M -16.26M -16.26M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -74.8M -48.04M -60.14M -40.91M
Effect Of Exchange Rate 241k -91k 36k 30k
Change In Cash 2.06M 33M -13.36M 2.58M