HSBC Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:HSBC)

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$38.08 $0.15 (0.39%) HSBC stock closing price Oct 24, 2016 (Closing)

The HSBC cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 HSBC profits and HSBC debt. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in HSBC stock analysis. HSBC had a positive net income cash flow of $18.87B for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. HSBC saw a outflow of $33.95B from investing activities for 2015. View details of HSBC cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
HSBC Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow---2.78B2.62B1.99B2.08B12.5B--
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-40.93B-67.94B15.86B-27.45B36.6B29.01B-6.16B-45.29B73.56B64.11B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net20.95B27.89B6.55B-5.13B18.67B5.71B3.9B53.9B-6.73B-5.41B
HSBC Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.25B-1.39B-1.51B-1.08B-1.21B1.84B2.7B-518M458M104M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires8M-272M10.68B20.79B151M-955M-386M4.04B-718M-1.71B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-38.74B-1.36B-21.44B-13.05B-7.31B-19.36B-63.29B-53.89B-20.67B-12.54B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1.07B-1.94B5.68B-1.01B-1.57B-16.5B3.9B25.27B650M22M
HSBC Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares3.6B5.62B265M569M-265M4.07B18.18B1.63B68M1.03B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.02B337M327M-1.72B-3.77B2.01B-1.68B6.74B5.02B-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------5.05B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-7.5B-7.18B-6.99B-6.5B-5.59B-3.85B-4.53B-7.3B-6B-5.93B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
HSBC Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-13.83B-16.78B-438M1.59B-8.37B1.14B10.8B-23.82B12.4B8.09B
HSBC Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year301.3B346.28B315.31B325.45B274.08B250.77B278.87B297.01B215.49B141.31B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End243.86B301.3B346.28B315.31B325.45B274.08B250.77B278.87B297.01B215.49B
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:
  • HSBC had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-57.44B 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 HSBC 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a negative value of $-1.12B for HSBC.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-38.91B for HSBC 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-3.58B for HSBC. 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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