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
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

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