Alphabet Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

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For analyzing any company like Alphabet from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Alphabet profits one has to check the income statement and for Alphabet debt one has to check the balance sheet. Alphabet cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Alphabet had cash and cash equivalents of $18.35B at the beginning of the year and $16.55B at year end for 2015.   GOOGL decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-23.71B for the latest 2015. View details of Alphabet cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Alphabet Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow5.06B4.98B3.94B2.96B1.85B1.4B1.52B1.5B967.65M571.93M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-409M364M-31M898M630M-99M485.98M327.23M318.54M42.28M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net5.02B2.59B1.83B2.02B2.35B1.28B785.45M1.8B285.48M-111.15M
Alphabet Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-9.92B-10.96B-7.36B-3.27B-3.44B-4.02B-809.88M-2.36B-2.4B-1.9B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-236M-4.5B1.08B-10.57B-1.9B-1.07B-108.02M-3.32B-906.65M-402.44M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-13.21B-7B-7.1B1.12B-13.35B-7.96B-7.1B359.33M-372.09M-4.59B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-350M1.4B-299M-334M-354M2.36B----
Alphabet Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.78B-----801M--23.86M2.38B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-23M-18M-557M1.33B726M-----
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-----3.46B----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Alphabet Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-434M-433M-3M3M22M-19M10.51M-45.92M40.03M19.74M
Alphabet Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year18.35B18.9B14.78B9.98B13.63B10.2B8.66B6.08B3.54B3.88B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End16.55B18.35B18.9B14.78B9.98B13.63B10.2B8.66B6.08B3.54B
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:
  • Alphabet had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-1.8B for the latest year 2015. 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 Alphabet 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Alphabet gained $3.65B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-23.71B for GOOGL 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 $-3.68B for Alphabet.

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