Cash Flow From Investing Activities

True Tamplin

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®
Updated on August 10, 2021

Explanation

Investing activities are the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets and other investments not included in cash equivalents. The separate disclosure of cash flows arising from investing activities is important because the cash flows represent the extent to which expenditures have been made for resources intended to generate future income and cash flows.

The following examples of cash flows arising from investing activities:

  • Cash payments to acquire property, plant and equipment, intangibles and other non-current assets, including those recapitalized capitalized development costs and self-constructed property, plant and equipment.
  • Cash receipts from sales of property, plant and equipment, intangibles and other non-current assets.
  • Cash payments to acquire shares or debentures of other enterprises.
  • Cash receipts from sales of shares or debentures of other enterprises.
  • Cash advances and loans made to other parties.
  • Cash receipts from the repayment of advances and loans made to other parties.
True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

About the Author
True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True contributes to his own finance dictionary, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

To learn more about True, visit his personal website, view his author profile on Amazon, his interview on CBS, or check out his speaker profile on the CFA Institute website.

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