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General Mills Cash Flow from Investing

: $-557 Mil (TTM As of May. 2019)
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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 three months ended in May. 2019, General Mills spent $170 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained $3 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent $0 Mil on purchasing business. It gained $0 Mil from selling business. It spent $0 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained $0 Mil from selling investments. It paid $0Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. And it received $18 Mil from other investing activities. In all, General Mills spent $149 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in May. 2019.


General Mills 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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General Mills Annual Data
May10 May11 May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -1,602.20 93.40 -646.90 -8,685.40 -556.50

General Mills Quarterly Data
Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
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 -8,260.50 -139.60 -155.80 -112.30 -148.80

General Mills 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.

General Mills's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

General Mills's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:


Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was -139.6 (Aug. 2018 ) + -155.8 (Nov. 2018 ) + -112.3 (Feb. 2019 ) + -148.8 (May. 2019 ) = $-557 Mil.

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


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) 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.

General Mills's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $-170 Mil. It means General Mills spent $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.

General Mills's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $3 Mil. It means General Mills gained $3 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

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

General Mills's purchase of business for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $0 Mil. It means General Mills spent $0 Mil on purchasing business.

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

General Mills's sale of business for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $0 Mil. It means General Mills gained $0 Mil from selling business.

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

General Mills's purchase of investment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $0 Mil. It means General Mills spent {stock_data.stock.currency_symbol}}0 Mil on purchasing investments.

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

General Mills's sale of investment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $0 Mil. It means General Mills 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.

General Mills's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $0 Mil. It means General Mills 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.

General Mills's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in May. 2019 was 0 Mil. It means General Mills 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.

General Mills's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $18 Mil. It means General Mills received $18 Mil from other investing activities.


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