Cash Flow

Cash Flow

Year ended

2019
US$m

2018
US$m

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

Cash generated from operations

1,639

1,529

Interest paid

(134)

(98)

Interest received

5

12

Dividends received from associates

6

3

Tax paid

(233)

(191)

Net cash inflow from operating activities – continuing operations

1,283

1,255

Net cash outflow from operating activities – discontinued operations

(42)

(63)

Net cash inflow from operating activities

1,241

1,192

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

Purchase of other intangible assets

(348)

(360)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(91)

(71)

Sale of property, plant and equipment

13

26

Purchase of other financial assets

(25)

(31)

Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

(72)

(146)

Purchase of investments in associates

(5)

(56)

Disposal of subsidiaries – continuing operations

12

2

Net cash flows used in investing activities – continuing operations

(516)

(636)

Net cash flows used in investing activities - discontinued operations

-

278

Net cash flows used in investing activities

(516)

(358)

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

Cash inflow in respect of shares issued

13

16

Cash outflow in respect of share purchases

(228)

(581)

Other payments on vesting of share awards

(4)

(2)

Transactions in respect of non-controlling interests

3

(8)

New borrowings

1,035

864

Repayment of borrowings

(1,118)

(653)

Net payments for cross currency swaps and foreign exchange contracts

5

(13)

Receipts from equity swaps

3

1

Dividends paid

(411)

(392)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

(702)

(768)

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

23

66

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 April

137

81

Exchange movements on cash and cash equivalents

(14)

(10)

Cash and cash equivalents at 31 March

146

137