Urban Outfitters: Statement of

Refer to the financial statements of Urban Outfitters given in Appendix C at the end of this book (or at http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/912615/000119312512146029/d276682d10k.htm).

1. Does Urban Outfitters use the direct or indirect method to report cash flows from operating activities?
Answer: Indirect Method

2. What amount of tax payments did the company make during the most recent reporting year?
(Hint: The statement of cash flows may be helpful to answer this question.)

Answer: Tax payments of $ 120,847 thousand were made (located near the bottom of the Statement of Cash Flows)

3. Explain why the “share-based compensation” and “depreciation and amortization’ items were added in the reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities.

Answer: “Share-based compensation” and “depreciation and amortization” is added back to net income to determine cash flows from operations.

4. Has the company paid cash dividends during the last three years? How do you know?

Answer: No. The company has not paid cash dividends during the last several years since its initial public offering. Any dividends paid would be financing cash flow.

5. What was free cash flow for the year ended January 31, 2012? (Dollars in thousands).


Cash Flows from: Operating Activities: $ 282,702
Less: Dividends: 0
Less: Capital Expenditures: 190,010
Free Cash Flow: $ 92,692

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