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).

BIT 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 The Bankers Investment Trust PLC (BIT), the free cash flow value is -97.97M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

The Bankers Investment Trust PLC has a negative 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).

BIT Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for The Bankers Investment Trust PLC (NZX:BIT).

31 Oct 202131 Oct 202031 Oct 201931 Oct 2018
Net Income330.64M59.64M126.39M7.58M
Change To Netincome-429.02M-98.13M-68.21M19.9M
Change To Liabilities-2.87M935k-6.16M
Change To Operating Activities418k1.28M165k183k
Total Cash From Operating Activities-97.97M-39.1M60.13M19.67M
Dividends Paid-28.16M-26.97M-24.77M-23.57M
Net Borrowings74.23M74.23M74.23M74.23M
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities-235k-130k-130k-130k
Total Cash From Financing Activities70.01M38.13M-24.77M-23.57M
Effect Of Exchange Rate-836k247k-500k-132k
Change In Cash-28.79M-723k34.87M-4.03M
Repurchase Of Stock-2.27M-2.27M-2.27M-2.27M
Issuance Of Stock26.45M65.22M65.22M65.22M