TOTAL CASH FROM INVESTING shows a firms' cash inflows and outflows related to the purchase and sale of investments. Net investment cash flow equals the total cash inflows less the cash outflows from the section and can be a positive or negative number. There can be many types of investments in the investment cash flows section that affect net investment cash flow.
POLITICAL COSTS HYPOTHESIS predicts that firms with low agency and political costs and effective shareholders monitoring will distribute cash dividend and those with moderate agency and political costs may use stock dividends in lieu of cash dividends to separate themselves from firms having high agency and political costs. This indicates that cash dividend firms will face better long-term stock market valuation of their shares than stock dividend firms.
EBIAT is Earnings Before Interest After Taxes. It is a measure of a company's ability to produce income on its operations in a given year. See NOPAT.
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