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cash flow

noun [U] ( also cashflow)
 
 
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
the movement of money into and out of a company's accounts, used as a measure of how much money the company spends and receives and how much profit it makes over a particular period of time: good/healthy/strong cashflow It is a well-run company with strong cashflow.improve/maintain/maximise cash flow Bartering can help you generate sales and improve cash flow and profits. a cashflow problem/crisis
negative cash flow a situation in which a company spends more money than it receives in order to do business over a particular period: When starting a business you face a constant negative cash flow until your sales build up.
positive cash flow a situation in which a company receives more money over a particular period than it spends: Lenders like a positive cash flow because it provides some assurance that they might get their money back.
→  See also free cashflow
Translations of “cash flow”
in Chinese (Traditional) 現金流轉, 資金流轉…
in Russian движение денег…
in Turkish nakit akışı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现金流转, 资金流转…
in Polish przepływ gotówki…
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