Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Cash Flow statement?
A Cash Flow statement is a Financial Statement that shows a company's cash inflows and outflows over a specific period. The statement can be used to measure a company's liquidity, its ability to pay its debts and fund its operations.
Why is the Cash Flow statement important?
The Cash Flow statement is important because it provides a snapshot of a company's financial health. The statement can help investors, creditors and other stakeholders gauge a company's ability to meet its financial obligations.
What are the three main sections of a Cash Flow statement?
The three main sections of a Cash Flow statement are operating activities, investing activities and financing activities.
What is the difference between Cash Flow from operations and net income?
Cash Flow from operations is calculated by subtracting a company's expenses from its revenue. Net income is the company's total revenue minus its total expenses, including income taxes. Cash Flow from operations measures a company's actual cash inflows and outflows, while net income is a measure of profit that appears on the company's income statement.
What are the key indicators to watch in a Cash Flow statement?
The key indicators to watch in a Cash Flow statement are: Cash Flow from operations, free Cash Flow and debt-to-equity ratio. These ratios can help investors, creditors and other stakeholders gauge a company's financial health.