Cash Flow

Cash Flow

 Year ended 31 March 2017

2017
US$m

2016
US$m

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

Cash generated from operations

1,525

1,486

Interest paid

(85)

(86)

Interest received

15

20

Dividends received from associates

3

3

Tax paid

(144)

(122)

Net cash inflow from operating activities - continuing operations

1,314

1,301

Net cash inflow from operating activities - discontinued operations

41

70

Net cash inflow from operating activities

1,355

1,371

     

Cash flows from investing activities

   

Purchase of other intangible assets

(319)

(255)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(80)

(60)

Sale of property, plant and equipment

15

13

Purchase of other financial assets

(14)

(2)

Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

(363)

(13)

Purchase of investments in associates

(33)

-

Disposal of subsidiaries – continuing operations

(4)

150

Net cash flows used in investing activities - continuing operations

(798)

(167)

Net cash flows used in investing activities - discontinued operations

(21)

(11)

Net cash flows used in investing activities

(819)

(178)

     

Cash flows from financing activities

   

Cash inflow in respect of shares issued

11

13

Cash outflow in respect of share purchases

(364)

(605)

Other payments on vesting of share awards

(3)

(5)

Payments to acquire non-controlling interests

(9)

(6)

New borrowings

159

204

Repayment of borrowings

(3)

(361)

Net payments for cross currency swaps and foreign exchange contracts

 (23)

(29)

Receipts from equity swaps

2

1

Dividends paid

(383)

(383)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

(613)

(1,171)

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(77)

22

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 April

151

145

Exchange movements on cash and cash equivalents

7

(16)

Cash and cash equivalents at 31 March

81

151