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Gazprom PJSC (OTCPK:OGZPY)
Cash Flow from Investing
$-25,813 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

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 Jun. 2016, Gazprom PJSC spent $4,491 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained $0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent $22 Mil on purchasing business. It gained $314 Mil from selling business. It spent $0 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained $0 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 $1,248 Mil for other investing activities. In all, Gazprom PJSC spent $5,447 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in Jun. 2016.


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.

Gazprom PJSC's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Gazprom PJSC's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2016 is calculated as:

Gazprom PJSC Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was -5750.31338139 (Sep. 2015 ) + -7173.26856785 (Dec. 2015 ) + -7442.72955186 (Mar. 2016 ) + -5446.77217173 (Jun. 2016 ) = $-25,813 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Gazprom PJSC's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-4,491 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC spent $4,491 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.

Gazprom PJSC's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC gained $0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

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

Gazprom PJSC's purchase of business for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-22 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC spent $22 Mil on purchasing business.

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

Gazprom PJSC's sale of business for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $314 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC gained $314 Mil from selling business.

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

Gazprom PJSC's purchase of investment for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC spent $0 Mil on purchasing investments.

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

Gazprom PJSC's sale of investment for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC gained $0 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.

Gazprom PJSC's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC 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.

Gazprom PJSC's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC 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.

Gazprom PJSC's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-1,248 Mil. It means Gazprom PJSC paid $1,248 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 local exchange's currency.

Gazprom PJSC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
PurchaseOfPPE -5,486-8,823-11,749-13,180-17,315-25,253-21,139-21,893-19,777-25,713
SaleOfPPE 4516700000000
PurchaseOfBusiness -645-5,440-1,882-1,743-2,178-2,028-1,111-2,179-2,539-24
SaleOfBusiness 05006121,2622,9132,0502,8051,6241,5621,630
PurchaseOfInvestment -4,803-1,017-324-2,1710-21-18-44-51-429
SaleOfInvestment 3,63600325800000
NetIntangiblesPurchaseAndSale 0000000000
CashFromDiscontinuedInvestingActivities 0000000000
CashFromOtherInvestingActivities -303632-69023965100-707-488-1,779-1,539
Cash Flow from Investing -7,557-13,981-14,033-15,561-16,457-25,153-20,169-22,979-22,584-26,076

Gazprom PJSC Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
PurchaseOfPPE -6,245000-6,961-5,337-5,964-7,450-6,846-4,491
SaleOfPPE 0000000000
PurchaseOfBusiness -118000-2110-5-7-22
SaleOfBusiness 134000219128858424373314
PurchaseOfInvestment 0000000000
SaleOfInvestment 0000000000
NetIntangiblesPurchaseAndSale 0000000000
CashFromDiscontinuedInvestingActivities 0000000000
CashFromOtherInvestingActivities -215000-877-304-644-142-963-1,248
Cash Flow from Investing -6,444000-7,640-5,512-5,750-7,173-7,443-5,447
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