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  1. cash flownoun

    the excess of cash revenues over cash outlays in a give period of time (not including non-cash expenses)


  1. cash flownoun

    The sum of cash revenues and expenditures over a period of time.

  2. cash flownoun

    A statement of such transactions.


  1. Cash flow

    Cash flow is the movement of money into or out of a business, project, or financial product. It is usually measured during a specified, limited period of time. Measurement of cash flow can be used for calculating other parameters that give information on a company's value and situation. Cash flow can be used, for example, for calculating parameters: it discloses cash movements over the period. ⁕to determine a project's rate of return or value. The time of cash flows into and out of projects are used as inputs in financial models such as internal rate of return and net present value. ⁕to determine problems with a business's liquidity. Being profitable does not necessarily mean being liquid. A company can fail because of a shortage of cash even while profitable. ⁕as an alternative measure of a business's profits when it is believed that accrual accounting concepts do not represent economic realities. For instance, a company may be notionally profitable but generating little operational cash. In such a case, the company may be deriving additional operating cash by issuing shares or raising additional debt finance.

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  1. cash flow

    The receipt of income and payment of expenditure that is known and managed in real-time within an organization, social enterprise or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity parliament, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government using intelligent technology.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cash flow in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cash flow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cash flow in a Sentence

  1. Howard Silverblatt:

    Companies are starting to put their foot back in the water, that’s a good sign, ... it means cash flow is available.

  2. Alyssa Henry:

    Sellers can get stuck in a cash flow crunch, square card is geared toward helping solve that pain point.

  3. Shawn Kravetz:

    For the wealthy it was watching the stock market go down 15 percent in the fourth quarter, for government workers, it was weeks of no cash flow and uncertainty. For many it was the uncertainty of the shutdown and what the secondary effects might be to them directly, to their jobs or businesses, or the economy at large ... everyone was touched directly or indirectly. That didn't pop the bubble but certainly let a little air out.

  4. Del Pino:

    We trade commercial debt for financial debt, which allows them to improve cash flow and to hold instruments with a financial return in order to manage the low-price environment, the arrangements that we offer ... allow them to continue operations.

  5. Huang Yuanpu:

    Alibaba wouldn't mind burning loads of fresh capital to help Ele.me grab more market share from Meituan, which would pose a big pressure on Meituan's cash flow, business expansion and targeted valuation.

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