Amazon Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Amazon needs to disclose. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Amazon profits and Amazon debt. Amazon cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Amazon had cash and cash equivalents of $15.89B at the beginning of the quarter and $19.33B at quarter end for 2016-Q4.   Amazon had an inflow of $10.65B from operating activities, $256M spend due to financing activities, and $4.17B spend due to investing activities for 2016-Q4. View details of Amazon cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
Amazon Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow8.12B5.82B3.74B1.83B6.28B4.53B2.93B1.43B4.75B3.37B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities3.92B-3.37B-4.99B-4.84B2.56B-3.02B-3.47B-3.39B974M-3.32B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net2.04B1.72B1.19B341M2.49B1.48B1.01B519M1.36B538M
Amazon Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-6.74B-4.73B-2.89B-1.18B-4.59B-3.28B-2.08B-871M-4.89B-3.75B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-116M-113M-30M-16M-795M-478M-374M-365M-979M-926M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-3.02B-858M-212M502M-1.07B-842M-765M-611M807M2.07B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Amazon Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-3.74B-3.15B-2.15B-996M-3.88B-2.29B-1.46B-674M4.43B-898M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities829M493M320M207M119M212M117M22M6M121M
Amazon Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-212M332M286M222M-374M-283M-219M-322M-310M-150M
Amazon Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year15.89B14.56B8.66B8.08B5.27B3.78B3.44B2.77B2.54B1.02B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End19.33B13.66B12.52B12.47B15.89B10.71B10.27B10.24B14.56B5.26B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:
  • Amazon had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $3.44B for the latest quarter 2016-Q4. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Amazon stock price , albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Amazon gained $10.65B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Amazon used $4.17B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Amazon and its owners and creditors and was $-2.91B for 2016-Q4. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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