General Motors Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:GM)

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The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like General Motors needs to disclose. While its important to look at the General Motors 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 General Motors 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the General Motors stock analysis. General Motors generated $16.55B cash from operating activities in 2016-Q4. General Motors has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-2.17B. View details of General Motors cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
General Motors Net Income Cash Flow
9.27B7.49B4.78B1.93B9.62B---4.02B-
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow10.41B7.56B4.97B2.29B8.02B---7.24B-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-438M-1.58B-3.14B-2.73B-1.75B---244M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-2.69B-938M-646M-1.65B-3.9B----1.44B-
General Motors Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
16.55B12.53B5.96B-164M11.98B9.47B6.16B375M10.06B6.89B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-26.61B-6.91B-4.61B-2.29B-7.87B-5.32B-3.49B-1.68B-7.09B-5.09B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-809M-804M-801M-516M-928M-928M-928M-1.05B-53M-51M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-21.57B-28.21B-14.89B-7.59B-31.8B-23.11B-12.96B-5.62B-19.92B-14.68B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities13.35B11.79B7.86B3.57B12.56B9.18B6.05B2.89B11.37B8.4B
General Motors Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-35.64B-24.12B-12.44B-6.82B-28.04B-20.18B-11.32B-5.47B-15.7B-11.43B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.5B-1.5B-300M-300M-3.52B-2.89B-2B-300M-3.28B-168M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities21.33B15.1B11.25B6.68B18.42B12.49B8.08B3.05B11.85B6.32B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings798M508M438M738M1.13B487M-202M98M391M-936M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-2.37B-1.78B-1.19B-588M-2.24B-1.68B-1.09B-488M-3.17B-1.78B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-117M-119M-116M-51M-103M-70M-40M3M-123M-77M
General Motors Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
17.14B12.21B10.09B6.48B13.69B8.34B4.75B2.36B5.68B3.36B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-213M84M80M159M-1.35B-1.16B-919M-444M-1.1B-790M
General Motors Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-2.17B694M3.69B-344M-3.72B-3.52B-1.33B-3.18B-1.07B-1.96B
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year17.33B18.95B20.02B18.42B16.07B21.26B22.68B33.07B24.82B-
Cash & Equivalents at Year End15.16B15.93B18.92B14.89B15.24B15.43B17.63B15.78B18.95B18.06B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While General Motors stock price history provides the price history of a stock, General Motors stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: General Motors cash grew QoQ to $9.27B, meaning the company is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the General Motors stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. General Motors gained $4.02B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-35.64B for GM 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 shows the flow of cash between General Motors and its owners and creditors and was $17.14B for 2016-Q4. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.
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