Definition of cash flow in US English:

cash flow


  • The total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business, especially as affecting liquidity.

    • ‘What if your cash flow is so low or sales are down so much that you feel you must change the comp plan?’
    • ‘He said the bank would need to look at the cash flow of the applicant before offering such a service.’
    • ‘We do know that the university has admitted that their cash flow will be affected by millions.’
    • ‘If a company is booking revenue and its cash flow is strong, then it has flexibility.’
    • ‘Now this would not have a detrimental effect on the cash flow because the money has already been spent.’
    • ‘Thank God I'm self-employed and it's tax deductible, but it still affects the old cash flow.’
    • ‘Each option allows a small business to buy a computer without affecting its monthly cash flow.’
    • ‘The cash flow from their business dries up as few people in the area have any disposable income.’
    • ‘It was therefore obvious that the cash flow of the business was from inception a critical matter.’
    • ‘It is very easy to over-stretch resources - not just cash flow but people and other assets too.’
    • ‘I can see now that the deficits in my cash flow had a lot to do with defects in my understanding of money.’
    • ‘Then our analysts look at the company's business franchise, its business model and its cash flow.’
    • ‘Often a small business will find that it is unable to repay creditors due to a cash flow crunch.’
    • ‘Instead it was happy grow organically and to return the additional cash flow to shareholders.’
    • ‘Businesses often have sufficient cash flow to service a level of debt in excess of the senior secured debt.’
    • ‘With a monopoly, you get to generate a large cash flow from rental of all the properties.’
    • ‘Based on its cash flow, the company is trading at a significant discount to its peers.’
    • ‘These groups like the stable cash flow from rental income such pubs provide.’
    • ‘Finally, a firm will need to determine the method of managing its cash flow during the period of the investment.’
    • ‘The big peak and the big trough of provisional tax hammers the cash flow of small to medium sized enterprises.’
    funds, assets, money, capital, resources, cash, wealth, reserves, wherewithal, revenue, income, stock
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cash flow

/ˈkæʃ ˌfloʊ//ˈkaSH ˌflō/