Cash Flow

Cash Flow

Year ended

2020
US$m

2019
US$m

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

Cash generated from operations

1,694

1,639

Interest paid

(157)

(134)

Interest received

5

5

Dividends received from associates

6

6

Tax paid

(286)

(233)

Net cash inflow from operating activities – continuing operations

1,262

1,283

Net cash outflow from operating activities – discontinued operations

(6)

(42)

Net cash inflow from operating activities

1,256

1,241

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

Purchase of other intangible assets

(403)

(348)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(84)

(91)

Sale of property, plant and equipment

5

13

Purchase of other financial assets

(95)

(25)

Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

(600)

(72)

Purchase of investments in associates

-

(5)

Disposal of subsidiaries – continuing operations

-

12

Net cash flows used in investing activities – continuing operations

(1,177)

(516)

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

Cash inflow in respect of shares issued

15

13

Cash outflow in respect of share purchases

(203)

(228)

Other payments on vesting of share awards

(5)

(4)

Transactions in respect of non-controlling interests

(67)

3

New borrowings

1,519

1,035

Repayment of borrowings

(553)

(1,118)

Payment of lease liabilities

(55)

-

Net (payments)/receipts for cross currency swaps and foreign exchange contracts

(169)

5

Net receipts from equity swaps

5

3

Dividends paid

(426)

(411)

Net cash flows from/(used in) financing activities

61

(702)

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

140

23

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 April

146

137

Exchange movements on cash and cash equivalents

(14)

(14)

Cash and cash equivalents at 31 March

272

146