Obtain the cash flow statement. The cash flow statement can be found in the company's annual report, which is usually posted on the website. You can also request a physical copy by calling Investor Relations for the company.
Identify the cash flow statement. The cash flow statement has a listing of the cash inflows and outflows of the company. Outflows are denoted with parentheses to denote a deduction. The cash flow statement comprises three sections. They are cash flow from operations, cash flow from financing and cash flow from investing.
Calculate the cash inflows. Again, cash inflows are positive and cash outflows are negative "()". Assume the cash inflows from operations are $5,000, the cash inflows from investing are $0 -- suggesting the company did not make any cash from investing activities -- and cash inflows from financing are $10,000 from a bank loan. The total cash inflows are $5,000 plus $0 plus $10,000 or $15,000.