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Vodafone Group Cash Flow from Investing

: $-8,937 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2020)
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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 six months ended in Sep. 2020, Vodafone Group spent $3,264 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained $7 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent $160 Mil on purchasing business. It gained $700 Mil from selling business. It spent $3,714 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained $1,214 Mil from selling investments. It paid $1,286Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. And it received $598 Mil from other investing activities. In all, Vodafone Group spent $5,905 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the six months ended in Sep. 2020.


Vodafone Group Cash Flow from Investing 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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Vodafone Group Annual Data
Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -15,446.55 -9,008.56 -12,134.40 -10,414.69 -8,937.02

Vodafone Group Semi-Annual Data
Mar11 Sep11 Mar12 Sep12 Mar13 Sep13 Mar14 Sep14 Mar15 Sep15 Mar16 Sep16 Mar17 Sep17 Mar18 Sep18 Mar19 Sep19 Mar20 Sep20
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 -5,288.21 -5,293.79 -8,002.20 -908.29 -5,904.59

Vodafone Group Cash Flow from Investing 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.

Vodafone Group's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2020 is calculated as:

Vodafone Group's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as:


For stock reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2020 was $-8,937 Mil.

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


Vodafone Group  (NAS:VOD) Cash Flow from Investing 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.

Vodafone Group's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $-3,264 Mil. It means Vodafone Group spent $3,264 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.

Vodafone Group's sale of property, plant, equipment for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $7 Mil. It means Vodafone Group gained $7 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

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

Vodafone Group's purchase of business for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $-160 Mil. It means Vodafone Group spent $160 Mil on purchasing business.

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

Vodafone Group's sale of business for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $700 Mil. It means Vodafone Group gained $700 Mil from selling business.

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

Vodafone Group's purchase of investment for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $-3,714 Mil. It means Vodafone Group spent {stock_data.stock.currency_symbol}}3,714 Mil on purchasing investments.

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

Vodafone Group's sale of investment for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $1,214 Mil. It means Vodafone Group gained $1,214 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.

Vodafone Group's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $-1,286 Mil. It means Vodafone Group paid $1,286 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.

Vodafone Group's cash from discontinued investing activities for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was 0 Mil. It means Vodafone Group 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.

Vodafone Group's cash from other investing activities for the six months ended in Sep. 2020 was $598 Mil. It means Vodafone Group received $598 Mil from other investing activities.


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