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Analyzing cash flow: it is an 2019 annual report of BHP, if information is missing , you can find the report from

https://www.bhp.com/investor-centre/annual-report-2019/


Considering a number of questions through analysis of the statement of cash flows.

For example:

Operating activities

 How strong is the firm's internal cash flow generation?

 How well is working capital being managed?

Investing activities

How much cash did the company invest in growth/ assets?

Financing activities

What type of external financing does the company rely on?

Did the company use internally generated funds for investments?

Did the company use internally generated funds to pay dividends? 


Thank you so much.



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Reconciling our financial results to our key performance indicators Profit Earnings Cash Measure: Profit after taxation from US$M Profit after taxation from US$M Net operating cash flows US$M Continuing and Continuing and Discontinued operations 9,185 Discontinued operations 9,185 from Continuing operations 17,397 Made up of: Profit after taxation Profit after taxation Cash generated by the Group's consolidated operations, after dividends received, interest, taxation and royalty-related taxation. It excludes cash flows relating to investing and financing activities Adjusted for: Exceptional items before tax " 1,060 Exceptional items Net operating cash flows before taxation 1,060 from Discontinued 474 operations Tax effect of Tax effect of exceptional items (242) exceptional items (242) Depreciation and amortisation excluding 5,829 exceptional items Exceptional items Impairments of property, attributable to 818 plant and equipment, 264 BHP shareholders financial assets and intangibles excluding exceptional item Profit after taxation (879) Net finance costs excluding attributable to exceptional items 956 non-controlling interests Taxation expense excluding exceptional items 5,771 Loss after taxation from Discontinued operations 335 To reach Underlying attributable profit 9,124 Underlying our KPIs EBITDA 23,158 Net operating cash flows 17,871 Why do Underlying attributable profit allows the Underlying EBITDA is the key alternative Net operating cash flows provide insights we use it? comparability of underlying financial performance measure that management nto how we are managing costs and performance by excluding the impacts of uses internally to assess the performance increasing productivity across BHP. exceptional items and is a performance of BHP's segments and make decisions indicator against which short-term incentive on the allocation of resources and, in outcomes for our senior executives are our view, is more relevant to capital measured. It is also the basis on which our widend p intensive industries with long-life assets.

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