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Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN)
Cash Flow from Investing
USD -176 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016, Radian Group Inc spent USD 7 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained USD 0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent USD 0 Mil on purchasing business. It gained USD 0 Mil from selling business. It spent USD 571 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained USD 397 Mil from selling investments. It paid USD 0 Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. It paid USD 0 Mil for discontinued investing activities. And it received USD 93 Mil from other investing activities. In all, Radian Group Inc spent USD 89 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

Radian Group Inc's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Radian Group Inc's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Radian Group Inc Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -74.59 (Mar. 2016 ) + -105.464 (Jun. 2016 ) + 92.999 (Sep. 2016 ) + -89.003 (Dec. 2016 ) = USD -176 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.

Radian Group Inc's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD -7 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc spent USD 7 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.

Radian Group Inc's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 0 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc gained USD 0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

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

Radian Group Inc's purchase of business for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 0 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc spent USD 0 Mil on purchasing business.

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

Radian Group Inc's sale of business for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 0 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc gained USD 0 Mil from selling business.

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

Radian Group Inc's purchase of investment for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD -571 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc spent USD 571 Mil on purchasing investments.

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

Radian Group Inc's sale of investment for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 397 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc gained USD 397 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.

Radian Group Inc's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 0 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc paid USD 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.

Radian Group Inc's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 0 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc paid USD 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.

Radian Group Inc's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was USD 93 Mil. It means Radian Group Inc received USD 93 Mil from 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.

Radian Group Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
PurchaseOfPPE -4-4-4-3-3-1-6-18-25-36
SaleOfPPE 0000000000
PurchaseOfBusiness 0000000-294-10-0
SaleOfBusiness 0000000000
PurchaseOfInvestment -1,533-1,404-3,164-6,160-5,457-3,878-281-519-1,562-1,991
SaleOfInvestment 1,2381,7163,2526,2016,2573,8295626965701,514
NetIntangiblesPurchaseAndSale 0000000000
CashFromDiscontinuedInvestingActivities 0000034310815750
CashFromOtherInvestingActivities -5000-86275368-322-3571,024337
Cash Flow from Investing -34930983-481,07366160-3363-176

Radian Group Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
PurchaseOfPPE -4-6-2-8-9-6-7-10-12-7
SaleOfPPE 0000000000
PurchaseOfBusiness 00-60000000
SaleOfBusiness 0000000000
PurchaseOfInvestment -73-281-152-520-335-554-754-417-250-571
SaleOfInvestment 12712779230101160344386388397
NetIntangiblesPurchaseAndSale 0000000000
CashFromDiscontinuedInvestingActivities 146-450000000
CashFromOtherInvestingActivities -24681107330200383341-64-3393
Cash Flow from Investing -50-843031-42-17-75-10593-89
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