Bank of Nova Scotia Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:BNS)

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$61.29 $0.97 (1.56%) BNS stock closing price Feb 24, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Bank of Nova Scotia needs to disclose. 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 Bank of Nova Scotia profits and Bank of Nova Scotia debt. Bank of Nova Scotia had cash and cash equivalents of $5.07B at beginning of quarter and $5.17B at quarter end for 2016-Q4. Bank of Nova Scotia cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. The cash from operating activities for Bank of Nova Scotia is $3.09B for 2016-Q4, which saw a decrease of -86.29% from previous quarter. View details of Bank of Nova Scotia cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Nov - Oct. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow515.94M386.07M247.08M115.87M470.65M343.39M226.4M119.6M482.97M-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities2.9B23.79B14.98B5.95B8.48B-14.85B----
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-5.88B-5.75B-4.97B2.22B-3.6B27.53B-26.4M3.43B-2.64B-627.87M
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-262.49M-226.55M-93.4M-67.04M-227.26M---49.9M-254.34M-
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-792.01M-809.13M-790.96M-1.27B-564.94M-----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-697.72M-17.4B-10.96B-8.75B-9.25B-26.84B-19.39B-11.42B-283.72M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-325.1M-96.32M108.47M-166.89M-848.63M11.45B17.94B8.86B-4.08B
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares732.42M209.6M374.39M241.23M-688.25M63.53M37.6M24.09M-1.06B-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.08B1.1B1.09B1.07B991.27M----918.2M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------988.8M---
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-2.71B-2.06B-1.33B-634.78M-2.74B-2.04B-1.35B-715.93M--
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities0.75M-2.6B-822.6M395M2.65B626.47M-1.1B-1.13B-1.87B-3.41B
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-13.57M-107.11M-177.02M145.76M245.8M276.64M86.4M310.64M190.06M150.72M
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year5.07B4.7B5B5.92B4.28B3.78B3.36B2.57B2.14B2.08B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End5.17B5.74B5.29B5.47B5.42B5.56B4.89B5.92B5.35B5.23B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Bank of Nova Scotia stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Bank of Nova Scotia stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Bank of Nova Scotia has cash of $5.17B 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 Bank of Nova Scotia 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 $3.09B for BNS.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-2.08B for BNS 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.
  • 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 $-902.14M for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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