Cash flow growth slows

July 2005
Credit Control;2005, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that according to a report by economist Euler Holmes, the financial conditions at companies across the private sector was difficult during the third quarter of the year 2005. Free cash flow increased by just 1.7 percent and profits fell modestly for the first time in almost two years. It was blamed on tough trading conditions and intense competition that encouraged continued price discounting despite sharply rising costs. Payment delays from both British and overseas customers have been blamed for weaker cash flow growths.


Related Articles

  • SWOT Analysis.  // Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) SWOT Analysis;Sep2005, p5 

    Provides a business analysis of Computer Sciences Corp., a worldwide provider of information technology (IT) services and offers a range of IT services including outsourcing, management consulting, and network design and systems integration, focusing on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities...

  • THE DETERMINATION OF THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF A MINING PROPERTY. Mangu, Sorin-Iuliu; Hodor, Petru // Revista Minelor / Mining Revue;Jul2009, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p19 

    Analyzing the possibilities to using the traditional assessment models (patrimonial and based on result updating) in the particular case of the mining companies in Romania, it led to conclusions that show its non-applicability at least in certain forms and in specific special situations. Thus,...

  • Does Income Smoothing Improve Earnings Informativeness? Tucker, Jennifer W.; Zarowin, Paul A. // Accounting Review;Jan2006, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p251 

    This paper uses a new approach to examine whether income smoothing garbles earnings information or improves the informativeness of past and current earnings about future earnings and cash flows. We measure income smoothing by the negative correlation of a firm's change in dicretionary accruals...

  • THE CONTRIBUTION OF CASH FLOW INDICATORS IN TERMS OF INFORMATION TO THE COMPANY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS. Firescu, Victoria; Popescu, Jenica // Annals of the University of Craiova, Economic Sciences Series;2011, Vol. 4, p166 

    The necessity of cash flow appears in the context of the limits of the balance sheet and of the profit and loss account in the reflection of the financial and accounting information. Although the profit and loss account provides a dynamical image of the activity of a company, it does no allow...

  • Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity under Financial Constraints Case of Tunisia. Marouene, Fadoua; Abaoub, Ezzeddine // International Journal of Business & Management;May2013, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p14 

    Is investment cash flow sensitivity an adequate measure of a firm's financial constraints? The answer to this question is an unresolved puzzle. This paper theoretically and empirically examines investment cash flow sensitivity and its ability to measure a firm's financial constraints. The...

  • Investment and Financing Constraints. Moyen, Nathalie; Platikanov, Stefan // Journal of Accounting & Finance (2158-3625);2013, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p29 

    We investigate whether the sensitivity of corporate investment to internal cash flows is related to financing constraints. Besides financing constraints, measurement error in Tobin's q is another competing explanation for the sensitivity, suggested in the literature. Controlling for measurement...

  • Slight improvement in cash flow conditions.  // Credit Control;2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p37 

    The article focuses on the cash flow and profit report provided by the Euler Hermes UK showing a slightly more positive news on the financial performance of private sector companies in Great Britain. The report has showed the growth of free cash flow strengthened to the end of 2005, while firms...

  • SWOT Analysis.  // Pernod Ricard SWOT Analysis;Sep2005, p5 

    Provides a business analysis of Pernod Ricard SA, the second largest manufacturer of spirits and fourth largest manufacturer of wines globally, focusing on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for improvement and threats to the company. Strengths, including strong industry position, renowned...

  • The Impact of Cash Flow Information On The Forecasts Provided By Financial Analysts, Considering The Quality of Earnings. Deslauriers, Sylvie // Journal of Applied Business Research;Winter2003, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p123 

    In the present study, the impact of publishing more precise and better-structured cash flow information on financial analysts' forecast will be examined. Even though the change in standards presently under study may be principally deemed to be cosmetic, it does appear to have allowed financial...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics