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British American Tobacco Cash And Cash Equivalents

: $4,193 Mil (As of Jun. 2019)
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British American Tobacco's quarterly cash and cash equivalents increased from Jun. 2018 ($2,825.80 Mil) to Dec. 2018 ($3,078.48 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2018 ($3,078.48 Mil) to Jun. 2019 ($4,192.65 Mil).

British American Tobacco's annual cash and cash equivalents increased from Dec. 2016 ($2,555.56 Mil) to Dec. 2017 ($4,197.05 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2017 ($4,197.05 Mil) to Dec. 2018 ($3,078.48 Mil).


British American Tobacco Cash And Cash Equivalents 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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British American Tobacco Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Cash And Cash Equivalents Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2,547.73 2,685.63 2,555.56 4,197.05 3,078.48

British American Tobacco Semi-Annual Data
Dec09 Jun10 Dec10 Jun11 Dec11 Jun12 Dec12 Jun13 Dec13 Jun14 Dec14 Jun15 Dec15 Jun16 Dec16 Jun17 Dec17 Jun18 Dec18 Jun19
Cash And Cash Equivalents 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 2,585.15 4,197.05 2,825.80 3,078.48 4,192.65

British American Tobacco Cash And Cash Equivalents Calculation

Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid assets on the balance sheet. Cash equivalents are assets that are readily convertible into cash, such as money market holdings, short-term government bonds or Treasury bills, marketable securities and commercial paper.


British American Tobacco  (NYSE:BTI) Cash And Cash Equivalents Explanation

A high number means either:

1) The company has competitive advantage generating lots of cash

2) Just sold a business or bonds (not necessarily good)

A low stockpile of cash usually means poor to mediocre economics.

There are 3 ways to create large cash reserve.

1) Sell new bonds or equity to public

2) Sell business or asset

3) It has an ongoing business generating more cash than it burns (usually means durable competitive advantage)

When a company is suffering a short term problem, Buffett looks at cash or marketable securities to see whether it has the financial strength to ride it out.

Important: Lots of cash and marketable securities + little debt = good chance that the business will sail on through tough times.

Test to see what is creating cash by looking at past 7 yrs of balance sheets. This will reveal how the cash was created.


Be Aware

Depreciation estimates make the calculation of net income susceptible to management's accounting choices. These choices can be either overly aggressive or overly conservative.


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