Tapping Cash Flow in the Other Reports screen displays the report. From this screen, you can
The purpose of the report is to show the flow of cash in and out of the business broken down into three activities. The report is prepared using the indirect method, using net income as the starting point and adding adjustments using all the transactions in the period.
Cash flow from operations. This figure is based on the net income taken from the Profit and Loss report. Any change in the total amount due from your customers and due to your suppliers at the start of the period and the end are taken into account. These affect your cash flow because - for example - if you can hold on to the cash owed to your suppliers for longer you will generally have more cash available in your bank account. The report measures the increase in money owing to suppliers as a positive effect on cash flow.
Cash flow from investing. This figure includes purchase and disposals of your fixed (long-term) assets and investments. Purchases of long-term assets in the period will reduce your available cash.
Cash flow from financing. This figure includes your long-term loan accounts, credit card debt and payments of dividends. An increase in outstanding debt (on your credit card for example) indicates an increase in cash flow.
The Next P&L Consolidation date from your Business Settings is used as the end date of the report. If this date has not yet passed, the report uses current date instead. If you've consolidated your profit and loss, the day after your last consolidation is used as the start date. Otherwise the date of the earliest transaction is used.
Use the and buttons to change the report date quickly to the previous or next financial period. The report will run for the whole of the financial period selected.
This button is used to send or print the report. It uses the standard Apple sharing panel and allows you to send the report by email or AirDrop, print it to an Airprint-compatible printer or send it to another app such as Dropbox. Three file formats of the report are available.