The Drivers Module shows relationships between Alphabet's most relevant fundamental drivers and provides multiple suggestions of what could possibly affect the performance of Alphabet over time as well as its relative position and ranking within its peers. Please also check Risk vs Return Analysis
Alphabet Total Debt vs. Cash Flow from Operations Fundamental AnalysisAlphabet is one of the top stocks in cash flow from operations category among related companies. It is rated # 2 in total debt category among related companies making up about 0.26 of Total Debt per Cash Flow from Operations. The ratio of Cash Flow from Operations to Total Debt for Alphabet is roughly 3.79 Operating Cash Flow reveals the quality of a company's reported earnings and is calculated by deducting company's income taxes from earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA). In other words, Operating Cash Flow refers to the amount of cash a firm generates from the sales or products or from rendering services. Operating Cash Flow typically excludes costs associated with long-term investments or investment in marketable securities and is usually used by investor or analyst to check on the quality of a company earnings.
Operating Cash Flow shows the difference between reported income and actual cash flows of the company. If a firm does not have enough cash or cash equivalents to cover its current liabilities, then both investors and management should be concerned about company having enough liquid resources to meet current and long term debt obligations.Total Debt refers to the amount of long term interest-bearing liabilities that a company carries on its balance sheet. That may include bonds sold to public, notes written to banks or capital leases. Typically, debt can help a company magnify its earnings, but the burden of interest and principle payments will eventually prevent the firm from borrow excessively.
In most industries, total debt may also include current portion of long-term debt. Since debt terms vary widely from one company to another, simply comparing outstanding debt obligations between different companies may not be adequate. It is usually meaningful to compare total debt amounts between companies that operate within the same sector.