Monday, May 8, 2017

New Cash Flow data

We've added a number of new fields to our dataset:
  • Cash from operating activities
  • Cash from investing activities
  • Cash from financing activities
  • Cash change during period
  • Cash at end of period
  • Capital expenditures
This data from Cash Flow statements unlocks new types of analysis that you can perform on the 700+ companies we currently cover.

For example, we added charts showing the Free Cash Flow over time for each company. FCF indicates how much cash a company generates from operations, above and beyond what is required to maintain or expand its productive assets. This cash can be returned to investors, or spent by management, e.g. on growing the company through an acquisition. If FCF is consistently negative for a profitable asset-heavy business, this may be a warning sign that depreciation does not adequately represent the true cost of replacing its productive assets as they age, which should be investigated.

Have fun with the new data, and, as always, let us know how we can improve.

4 comments:

  1. I could not find historical fundamentals data until I came upon your site. You're doing great work. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, great to hear! Don't hesitate to let us know how we can improve our data set.

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  2. This is a great site. Several important fields are not included in your current set which are:
    "Cost of products sold",
    "Selling, marketing and administrative expenses",
    "Research and development expense"
    These are important to helping understand how well manged a product company is and I was hoping these could be updated in your data sets.

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    1. Completely agree. We'll continue to add fields to the data set.

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