HSBC Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:HSBC)

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$39.69 $0.15 (0.38%) HSBC stock closing price Dec 02, 2016 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like HSBC 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 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. The cash from operating activities for HSBC is $-1.12B for 2015, which saw an increase of -94.75% from previous year. View details of HSBC cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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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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HSBC stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and HSBC stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • HSBC has cash of $243.86B 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 HSBC stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was negative at $-1.12B for HSBC in the latest year. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • 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 shows the flow of cash between HSBC and its owners and creditors and was $-3.58B for 2015. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.