Cash Flow Statement
What is Cash Flow Statement?
Cash flow statement helps us understand the actual flow of cash in the business for a year. Cash Flow statement is divided into three parts - cash flow from operations, cash flow from investments and cash flow from financing. Cash flow from operations includes the cash inflow and outflow related to the main operations of the business. Cash flow from Investments is generally an outflow and includes cash spent on investing in property, plant, and equipment. Cash Flow from financing provides us with details of how the company is financed in that year - debt or equity or both?
Top topics covered in this cash flow statement section are as follows -
- How to calculate Cash Flow from Operations?
- How to calculate cash flow from investing?
- How to calculate cash flow from Financing?
- Steps to do cash flow analysis
- What is a fund flow statement?
- Differences between the Direct and indirect method of calculating cash flow from operations?
- What is the difference between cash flow and net income
- What is the difference between the cash flow statement and fund flow statement?
Cash flow from Operations
Cash flow from Operations is one of the most important component of any cash flow statement is ‘cash flow from operating activities’.
Cash Flow from Investing Activities
Cash flow from investing activities provides information of cash inflow and outflow related to purchases and sales of assets.
Cash Flow From Financing Activities
Cash Flow From Financing Activities in a nutshell, we can say that CFFA reports the issuance and repurchase of the company’s.
Cash Flow Analysis
CFA is one of the most important analyses you need to do if you want to know about a company’s cash inflow and cash outflow.
Fund Flow Statement
Fund flow statement isn’t a financial statement; rather it typically compares the sources of funds and the application of funds.
Direct vs Indirect Cash Flow Methods
Direct method of cash flow in operating activities includes the cash being received from the customers and the cash paid to the suppliers, and others, whereas Indirect method of cash flow uses net income as the base and does the adjustments needed, i.e adding and subtracting the variables to convert the total net income.
Cash flow vs Net Income
Cash flow statement is completely different that income statement, whereas net income is the “bottom line” of the income statement of the company.