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).

CDI 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 CDL Investments New Zealand Limited (CDI), the free cash flow value is 4.11M.

All amounts in NZD

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

CDL Investments New Zealand 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).

CDI Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for CDL Investments New Zealand Limited (NZX:CDI).

31 Dec 202131 Dec 202031 Dec 201931 Dec 2018
Net Income31.26M30.1M34.14M33.64M
Change To Netincome-4.33M22k-360k1.69M
Change To Account Receivables-1.99M446k-1.95M-258k
Change To Liabilities3.39M2.96M-1.18M47k
Change To Inventory-24.3M21.24M-12.96M-45.02M
Total Cash From Operating Activities4.12M54.79M17.71M-9.91M
Capital Expenditures-3k-6k-6k-6k
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities41.02M-70.33M18.99M7.88M
Dividends Paid-2.02M-8.48M-9.22M-9.16M
Net Borrowings-17k-16k-16k-16k
Total Cash From Financing Activities-2.23M-8.78M-9.55M-9.47M
Change In Cash42.91M-24.32M27.16M-11.49M