General Motors Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:GM)

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The financial analysis of GM requires an investor to check the cash flows for General Motors. 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 General Motors profits and General Motors debt. 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 $12.53B cash from operating activities in 2016-Q3. GM decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-24.12B for the latest 2016-Q3. View details of General Motors cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2
General Motors Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow7.56B4.97B2.29B8.02B---7.24B--
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.58B-3.14B-2.73B-1.75B---244M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-938M-646M-1.65B-3.9B----1.44B--
General Motors Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-6.91B-4.61B-2.29B-7.87B-5.32B-3.49B-1.68B-7.09B-5.09B-3.43B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-804M-801M-516M-928M-928M-928M-1.05B-53M-51M-50M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-28.21B-14.89B-7.59B-31.8B-23.11B-12.96B-5.62B-19.92B-14.68B-9.58B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities11.79B7.86B3.57B12.56B9.18B6.05B2.89B11.37B8.4B5.46B
General Motors Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.5B-300M-300M-3.52B-2.89B-2B-300M-3.28B-168M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities15.1B11.25B6.68B18.42B12.49B8.08B3.05B11.85B6.32B2.97B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings508M438M738M1.13B487M-202M98M391M-936M259M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.78B-1.19B-588M-2.24B-1.68B-1.09B-488M-3.17B-1.78B-1.19B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-119M-116M-51M-103M-70M-40M3M-123M-77M-21M
General Motors Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash84M80M159M-1.35B-1.16B-919M-444M-1.1B-790M-381M
General Motors Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year18.95B20.02B18.42B16.07B21.26B22.68B33.07B24.82B--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End15.93B18.92B14.89B15.24B15.43B17.63B15.78B18.95B18.06B19.86B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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General Motors stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and General Motors stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • General Motors has cash of $15.93B 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 General Motors stock price.
  • General Motors increased its cash from operating activities to $6.57B in 2016-Q3. 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 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 $12.53B for GM 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 $12.21B for General Motors.

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