If I want to work out how much money a company been able to keep in the bank per year over the last 7 years, which item on the financial statements should I look at for the most accurate assessment?
Would it just be net profit over the last 7 financial statements and then add those numbers up? Or Free cash flow? Or cash from operating activities? Or some other item?
What I want to know is that if I owned 100% of the company, how much money I would have set aside per year over the last 7 years
The figure I am looking for is after everything for that year has been accounted for. Obligations such as payments to keep assets running, salaries, taxes, interests, investments made and every other payment needed to be paid in order for company to operate, what is left over is what I am looking for