Alibaba Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:BABA)

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$106.09 $1 (0.95%) BABA stock closing price Mar 22, 2017 (Closing)

The financial analysis of BABA requires an investor to check the cash flows for Alibaba. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Alibaba profits and Alibaba debt. Alibaba cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Alibaba had cash and cash equivalents of $16.78B at the beginning of the quarter and $19.3B at quarter end for 2017-Q3.   Alibaba had an inflow of $5.2B from operating activities, $287M spend due to financing activities, and $776M spend due to investing activities for 2017-Q3. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Apr - Mar. 2017-Q3 2017-Q2 2017-Q1 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2
Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow---1.04B---712M-293M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities---1.21B---299M--35M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net----4.49B---1.72B--165M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----843M----769M--464M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---526M----1.86B--1.47B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----5.6B----5.71B--4.86B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----723M----290M--205M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----2.96B---9.91B-10.02B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities---96M---3.04B-3.04B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---288M---1.17B-288M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--------17M--17M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities---121M---19M-26M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash358M111M94M72M100M50M-7M-18M-21M2M
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B-----
Cash & Equivalents at Year End19.3B15.55B12.38B16.57B17.03B15.22B16.79B17.45B17.25B14.35B
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 $19.3B 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $10.02B for BABA.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc. , and was $10.02B for BABA in last quarter report.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $4.38B for Alibaba.

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