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AutoZone Inc  (NYSE:AZO) Cash Flow from Investing: $-549 Mil (TTM As of May. 2017)

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 May. 2017, AutoZone Inc spent $142 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained $0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent $0 Mil on purchasing business. It gained $0 Mil from selling business. It spent $40 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained $25 Mil from selling investments. It paid $0Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. And it received $0 Mil from other investing activities. In all, AutoZone Inc spent $157 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in May. 2017.


Historical Data

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

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AutoZone Inc Annual Data

Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -527.30 -447.97 -567.91 -505.84 0.00

AutoZone Inc Quarterly Data

Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -189.53 -99.65 -103.06 -156.52 0.00

Calculation

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.

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

AutoZone Inc's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 is calculated as:


Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2017 was -189.531 (Aug. 2016 ) + -99.651 (Nov. 2016 ) + -103.063 (Feb. 2017 ) + -156.519 (May. 2017 ) = $-549 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.

AutoZone Inc's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $-142 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc spent $142 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.

AutoZone Inc's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $0 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc gained $0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

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

AutoZone Inc's purchase of business for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $0 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc spent $0 Mil on purchasing business.

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

AutoZone Inc's sale of business for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $0 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc gained $0 Mil from selling business.

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

AutoZone Inc's purchase of investment for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $-40 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc spent {stock_data.stock.currency_symbol}}40 Mil on purchasing investments.

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

AutoZone Inc's sale of investment for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $25 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc gained $25 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.

AutoZone Inc's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $0 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc 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.

AutoZone Inc's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in May. 2017 was 0 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc 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.

AutoZone Inc's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $0 Mil. It means AutoZone Inc received $0 Mil from other investing activities.


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