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Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC)
Cash Flow from Investing
$-12,651 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

Cash Flow from Investing covers the cash a company gains or spends from investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries. It also includes the cash the company used for property, plant and equipment (PPE).

For the three months ended in Dec. 2014, Honda Motor Co Ltd spent $1,170 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained $122 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent $0 Mil on purchasing business. It gained $0 Mil from selling business. It spent $238 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained $247 Mil from selling investments. It paid $0 Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. It paid $0 Mil for discontinued investing activities. And it paid $1,075 Mil for other investing activities. In all, Honda Motor Co Ltd spent $2,114 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in Dec. 2014.


Definition

Cash Flow from Investing covers the cash a company gains or spends from investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries. It also includes the cash the company used for property, plant and equipment (PPE).

If a company spends cash on property, plant and equipment (PPE), this will reduce their cash position. This is called Capital Expenditures (CPEX).

Likewise, if a company buys another company for cash, this will reduce their cash position.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash Flow from Investing(A: Mar. 2014 )
=Purchase of PPE+Sale of PPE+Purchase of Business
=-11020.5198358+6372.73793238+-27289.1733438
+Sale of Business+Purchase of Investment+Sale of Investment
+23091.24487+-1083.12487786+796.023060387
+Net Intangibles Purchase And Sale+Cash From Discontinued Investing+Cash From Other Investing
+0+0+-7563.92417432
=-16,697

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Honda Motor Co Ltd Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was -3559.26324018 (Mar. 2014 ) + -3797.16821685 (Jun. 2014 ) + -3180.01185936 (Sep. 2014 ) + -2114.3146393 (Dec. 2014 ) = $-12,651 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Cash flow from investing contains nine items:

1. Purchase Of Property, Plant, Equipment:
Purchase of PPE indicates the amount used to purchase property, plant, and equipment.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-1,170 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd spent $1,170 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment.

In the capital spending for property, plant and equipment (PPE), some part of spending may be from the expansion of business. The business needs more property, plant and equipment (PPE) as it grows. Another part may be from replacement of the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of existing business. For some companies, the cash spent on replacing of the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of the existing business will be close to the depreciation of property, plant and equipment (PPE) reported in the income statement.

In Warren Buffett’s definition of “Owner’s Earnings”, he deducts the estimate of the cost of replacing the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of the existing business from cash flow from operations. The cash spent on the new property, plant, and equipment is not deducted. The reason is because these are not costs of the existing business. In his 1986 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett wrote this about owner earnings:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume....Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

2. Sale Of Property, Plant, Equipment:
Sale of PPE indicates the amount gained from selling property, plant, and equipment.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $122 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd gained $122 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

3. Purchase Of Business:
Purchase of business indicates the amount used to purchase business.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's purchase of business for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd spent $0 Mil on purchasing business.

4. Sale Of Business:
Sale of business indicates the amount gained from selling business.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's sale of business for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd gained $0 Mil from selling business.

5. Purchase Of Investment:
Purchase of Investments represents cash outflow on the purchase of investments in securities.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's purchase of investment for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-238 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd spent $238 Mil on purchasing investments.

6. Sale Of Investment:
Sale of Investments represents cash inflow on the sale of investments in securities.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's sale of investment for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $247 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd gained $247 Mil from selling investments.

7. Net Intangibles Purchase And Sale:
Net Intangibles purchase and sale means the net cash inflow received by a company that comes from the purchase and sale of intangibles. It equals the cash received from sale of intangibles minus the cash spent on purchasing intangibles.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd paid $0 Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale.

8. Cash From Discontinued Investing Activities:
Cash from discontinued investing activities means the cash received by a company that comes from the discontinued investing activities.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd paid $0 Mil for discontinued investing activities.

9. Cash From Other Investing Activities:
Cash from other investing activities means the cash received by a company that comes from other investing activities.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-1,075 Mil. It means Honda Motor Co Ltd paid $1,075 Mil for other investing activities.


Related Terms

Cash Flow from Operations, Cash Flow from Financing, Cash Flow for Capital Expenditures, Purchase of PPE, Sale of PPE, Purchase of Business, Sale of Business, Purchase of Investment, Sale of Investment, Net Intangibles Purchase And Sale, Cash From Discontinued Investing, Cash From Other Investing


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Honda Motor Co Ltd Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
PurchaseOfPPE -3,555-3,922-5,099-6,613-6,828-5,997-9,779-8,292-8,369-11,021
SaleOfPPE 1363401762661,2152,9725,3034,9084,9796,373
PurchaseOfBusiness 0000-23,544-13,194-23,610-21,642-20,595-27,289
SaleOfBusiness 000023,99214,20722,40321,40519,34923,091
PurchaseOfInvestment -457-2,035-1,411-2,022-554-512-2,347-618-478-1,083
SaleOfInvestment 2771,6141,8582,1166282792,974893403796
NetIntangiblesPurchaseAndSale 0000000000
CashFromDiscontinuedInvestingActivities 0000000000
CashFromOtherInvestingActivities -4,421-1,964-5,167-10,437-6,491-4,322-3,901-4,817-6,577-7,564
Cash Flow from Investing -8,020-5,968-9,643-16,689-11,582-6,567-8,958-8,162-11,288-16,697

Honda Motor Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
PurchaseOfPPE -1,875-6,849-2,313-2,7921,272-1,576-11,021-3,5401,911-1,170
SaleOfPPE 2133,5331,61515366576,106136132122
PurchaseOfBusiness 00-20,5950-15,9550-27,2890-11,9870
SaleOfBusiness 0019,34900023,091000
PurchaseOfInvestment -65-79-281-269-251-366-215-133-309-238
SaleOfInvestment 9211513217913793398117323247
NetIntangiblesPurchaseAndSale 0000000000
CashFromDiscontinuedInvestingActivities 0000000000
CashFromOtherInvestingActivities -2,105526-944-2,3959,779-1,6415,369-3786,749-1,075
Cash Flow from Investing -3,741-2,754-3,038-5,123-4,952-3,432-3,559-3,797-3,180-2,114
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