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).

## GEN 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 General Capital Limited (GEN), the free cash flow value is 5.97M.

All amounts in NZD

Operating Cash
5.99M
Capital Expenditure
-20.17k
Free Cash Flow
5.97M

General Capital 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).

## GEN Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for General Capital Limited (NZX:GEN).

31 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2019
Net Income 1.34M 81.77k 129.56k -458.09k
Depreciation 297.75k 29.31k 4.44k 3.49k
Change To Netincome -36.08k 103.79k 47.58k 280.72k
Change To Account Receivables -96.02k -6.54k -109.31k -15.38k
Change To Liabilities 252.46k 504.65k 168.71k 41.33k
Change To Operating Activities 3.76M -2.7M -17.69M -8.79M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 5.99M -1.92M -17.37M -9.03M
Capital Expenditures -20.17k -10.36k -6.28k -2.63k
Investments 764.82k -3.41M -3.41M -3.41M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities 744.65k -3.42M -10.72k 50.37k
Net Borrowings -146.67k -146.67k -146.67k -146.67k
Other Cashflows From Financing Activities -123.64k -3.16k 26.39M 4.96M
Total Cash From Financing Activities 2.63M 73.01k 27M 6.98M
Change In Cash 9.37M -5.27M 9.61M -2M
Issuance Of Stock 2.9M 76.16k 605.37k 2.02M