Alibaba Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:BABA)

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The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Alibaba needs to disclose. While its important to look at the Alibaba 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 Alibaba 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Alibaba cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Alibaba compared to various industry peers like AMZN stock and PCLN stock. The cash from operating activities for Alibaba is $4.82BĀ for 2017-Q2, which saw an increase of 114.26% from previous quarter. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Apr - Mar. 2017-Q2 2017-Q1 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1
Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow--1.04B---712M-293M106M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities--1.21B---299M--35M287M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net---4.49B---1.72B--165M-758M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment---843M----769M--464M-186M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--526M----1.86B--1.47B-398M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---5.6B----5.71B--4.86B-1.04B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---723M----290M--205M-54M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares---2.96B---9.91B-10.02B33M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--96M---3.04B-3.04B2.94B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--288M---1.17B-288M79M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-------17M--17M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities--121M---19M-26M25M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash111M94M72M100M50M-7M-18M-21M2M2M
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B-----
Cash & Equivalents at Year End15.55B12.38B16.57B17.03B15.22B16.79B17.45B17.25B14.35B8.37B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Alibaba stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Alibaba stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Alibaba has cash of $15.55B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Alibaba stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Alibaba gained $2.57B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Alibaba used $825M 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 Alibaba and its owners and creditors and was $4.67B for 2017-Q2. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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