Amazon Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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$856.44 $11.37 (1.35%) AMZN stock closing price Feb 21, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Amazon from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Amazon debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Amazon revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Amazon stock analysis. Amazon had a positive net income cash flow of $2.37B for the latest quarter. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. AMZN decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-9.88B for the latest 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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Amazon stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Amazon stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $16.44B for Amazon in the latest quarter. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-2.91B for Amazon. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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