Facebook Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:FB)

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For analyzing any company like Facebook from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Facebook profits and Facebook debt. Facebook stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $10.22B for 2016. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required.   The cash from operating activities for Facebook is $16.11B for 2016, which saw an increase of 87.32% from previous year. View details of Facebook cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Facebook Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.34B1.95B1.24B1.01B649M323M-78M-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities758M784M-262M676M-491M5M--179M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net2.79B2.18B1.54B1.04B1.4B221M-27M-
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-4.49B-2.52B-1.83B-1.36B-1.24B-606M--33M-
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-123M-313M-4.98B-368M-911M-24M-3M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-7.19B-6.7B1.24B-883M-4.88B-2.4B---
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities61M102M-350M-11M-2M6M--32M-
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--18M1.5B6.78B1.03B-209M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-312M-119M-243M-1.89B1.13B-431M---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-63M-155M-123M8M1M3M---
Facebook Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year4.91B4.32B3.32B2.38B1.51B1.79B-297M-
Cash & Equivalents at Year End8.9B4.91B4.32B3.32B2.38B1.51B-633M-
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:
  • Facebook had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $4B for the latest year 2016. 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 Facebook 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.
  • Facebook increased its cash from operating activities to $7.51B in 2016. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-11.74B for FB stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-310M for Facebook. 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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