Microsoft Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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For analyzing any company like Microsoft from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Microsoft profits, the balance sheet shows Microsoft debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Microsoft stock analysis. Microsoft had a positive net income cash flow of $16.8B for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Microsoft had an inflow of $4.25B from operating activities, $687M inflow due to financing activities, and $949M spend due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Microsoft cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Microsoft Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow7.25B13.46B5.21B3.76B9.16B2.77B2.67B2.56B2.06B1.44B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-2.08B1.51B624M-1.38B-174M-3B661M-178M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net11.35B1.92B4.32B4.59B5.66B4.08B1.98B2.08B1.88B2.29B
Microsoft Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-8.34B-5.94B-5.49B-4.26B-2.31B-2.36B-1.98B-3.12B-3.18B-2.26B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.39B-3.72B-5.94B-1.58B-10.11B-71M-245M-868M-8.05B-1.15B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-14.42B-12.87B-7.32B-17.8B-11.98B-13.22B-7.59B-10.85B6.65B9.5B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities203M-466M-87M-168M-394M1.03B-1.5B-930M--
Microsoft Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-15.3B-13.81B-6.71B-4.43B-3.12B-9.13B-8.96B-8.77B-9.04B-20.79B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities11.09B9.18B6.46B3.54B-6.15B1.18B4.57B--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings7.2B4.48B500M---186M-991M1.18B--
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-11.01B-9.88B-8.88B-7.46B-6.39B-5.18B-4.58B-4.47B-4.02B-3.81B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Microsoft Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-67M-73M-139M-8M-104M103M-39M-67M137M56M
Microsoft Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year5.6B8.67B3.8B6.94B9.61B5.51B6.08B10.34B6.11B6.71B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End6.51B5.6B8.67B3.8B6.94B9.61B5.51B6.08B10.34B6.11B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Microsoft stock price history and Microsoft stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Microsoft has cash of $6.51B 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 Microsoft stock price.
  • 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 positive value of $33.33B for MSFT.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-23.95B for MSFT 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 $-8.39B for Microsoft. 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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