International Journal of Research in Finance and Management
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Review of cash flow statement of selected companies of steel industry (Tata Steel and Sail)
Ahmed Mahdi Abdulkareem and Vasani Sureshbhai Vithalbhai
The main objective of this study is to assess the ability of the enterprise to generate cash and cash equivalents of the industry. It can use in checking the accuracy of past assessments of future cash flows and in examining the relationship between profitability and net cash flow and the impact of changing prices. The researcher has set objectives are to know about cash flow, net assets difference, and liquidity of selected steel industries, to measure the cash inflow and outflow of the selected steel industries, and to evaluate and compare the cash position of industries. The researcher has selected two companies on the basis of the judgemental sampling method and the researcher has used for the data analysis like mean, trend analysis, and pair “t” test. The researcher has found out the review of the cash flow statement of TATA Steel and SAIL shows the cash inflow and cashes outflow of both the companies, which represents similar solvency and liquidity of both the companies. Thus, investors can invest in both companies because both companies have a sound cash position. So, it should be easy to identify the best investment option for investors. The cash flow statements of the selected two industries of steel sectors have been analyzed using different parameters. The selected steel industries are TATA Steel and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The comparative evaluation of the cash flow statement describes the various variables of cash inflows and outflows of cash of both the industries and the similarity in inflows and outflows of cash. There are 12 variables that were very similar and the data of both the industries were available for the study period. From the analysis, it is concluded that both industries have more similarities in the cash inflow and cash outflow of cash flow statement.