HSBC Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:HSBC)

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$37.85 $0.18 (0.47%) HSBC stock closing price Oct 28, 2016 (Closing)

The HSBC cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the HSBC 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 HSBC 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. HSBC had cash and cash equivalents of $301.3B at beginning of quarter and $299.75B at quarter end for 2016-Q2. HSBC cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. HSBC decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-13.4B for the latest 2016-Q2. View details of HSBC cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2 2014-Q1
HSBC Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow----------
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities66.36B--40.93B--3.47B--67.94B--27.16B-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-1.04B-20.95B-4.43B-27.89B--5.03B-
HSBC Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-389M--1.25B--564M--1.39B--468M-
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires16M-8M-6M--272M--170M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-16.81B--38.74B--3.03B--1.36B-6.4B-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities3.79B-1.07B--79M--1.94B-565M-
HSBC Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares103M-3.6B-2.15B-5.62B-223M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities583M-1.02B-902M-337M-458M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-4.29B--7.5B--2.26B--7.18B--2.04B-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-702M--697M--386M--639M--350M-
HSBC Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-1.45B--13.83B--3.83B--16.78B-3.44B-
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 End299.75B-243.86B-308.79B-301.3B-334.5B-
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

While HSBC stock price history provides the price history of a stock, HSBC 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:
  • HSBC had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $55.89B for the latest quarter 2016-Q2. 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: HSBC reported a positive operating cash flow of $75.04B for 2016-Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-13.4B for HSBC 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-4.3B 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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