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Consolidated cash flow statement

 

Year ended 31 January 2016

£ millions Notes 2015/16 2014/15
Operating activities      
Cash generated by operations 31 931 806
Income tax paid   (118) (146)
Net cash flows from operating activities   813 660
       
Investing activities      
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 4 (333) (275)
Disposal of property, plant and equipment, investment property and property held for sale   25 50
Disposal of property company 33 18 -
Disposal of B&Q China: 33    
Proceeds (net of costs and cash disposed)   102 -
Deposit (repaid)/received   (12) 12
Disposal of Hornbach 33 - 198
Increase in short-term deposits   (22) (48)
Interest received   3 5
Dividends received from joint ventures and associates   5 7
Net cash flows from investing activities   (214) (51)
       
Financing activities      
Interest paid   (12) (10)
Interest element of finance lease rental payments   (3) (3)
Repayment of bank loans   (1) (2)
Repayment of fixed term debt   - (73)
Payment on financing derivatives   - (9)
Capital element of finance lease rental payments   (13) (14)
New shares issued under share schemes   4 6
Own shares issued under share schemes   1 2
Purchase of own shares for ESOP trust   (16) (17)
Purchase of own shares for cancellation   (200) (100)
Special dividends paid to equity shareholders of the Company   - (100)
Ordinary dividends paid to equity shareholders of the Company   (232) (234)
Net cash flows from financing activities   (472) (554)
       
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts,
including amounts classified as held for sale
  127 55
Cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts, including amounts classified
as held for sale, at beginning of year
  527 534
Exchange differences   - (62)
Cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts, including amounts classified
as held for sale, at end of year
  654 527
Cash and cash equivalents classified as held for sale (B&Q China)   - (57)
Cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts at end of year 32 654 470