Baidu Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:BIDU)

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$175.17 $9.47 (5.13%) BIDU stock closing price Feb 24, 2017 (Closing)

The Baidu cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. Financials statements like the income statement and balance sheet show that the company has Baidu profits and Baidu debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Baidu stock analysis. Baidu had a positive net income cash flow of $5.01B for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. BIDU decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-4.83B for the latest 2015. View details of Baidu cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Baidu Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow904.76M640.21M438.07M243.22M137.16M66.87M46.44M24.8M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities654.15M523.66M159.78M125.35M91.83M113.04M59.58M13.68M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------
Other Adjustments Net-3.57B-246.2M-30.13M-111M12.57M-1.83M10.34M3.48M
Baidu Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-805.36M-775.39M-454.32M-374.46M-272.74M-135.65M-60.16M-78.56M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-598.02M-53M-2.18B-131.7M-301.6M--1.75M-1.93M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-3.04B-2.54B-1.02B-1.66B-1.54B-36.57M-10.84M-16.01M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-388.39M-252M-192.92M-36.08M-89.95M-12.24M-5.76M-1.26M
Baidu Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-405.05M328.73M256.63M25.27M3.59M5.87M13.93M5.57M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.74M235.3M-34.59M365.59M---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings1.6B1B995.65M1.47B----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--54.47M------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Baidu Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash27.66M12.82M-33.12M-1.86M-1.33M-0.92M-0.1M-6.62M
Baidu Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.14B1.56B1.96B662.5M1.21B633.39M346.06M155.76M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.54B2.23B1.6B1.91B639.75M1.18B615.28M185.15M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Baidu stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Baidu stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Baidu has cash of $1.54B 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 Baidu 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 $3B for BIDU.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-4.83B for BIDU stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $1.2B for Baidu. 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.