Northrop Grumman Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:NOC)

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$237.72 $9.42 (3.81%) NOC stock closing price Dec 08, 2016 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Northrop Grumman from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Northrop Grumman 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 Northrop Grumman 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. Northrop Grumman cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Northrop Grumman had cash and cash equivalents of $3.86B at the beginning of the year and $2.32B at year end for 2015.   Northrop Grumman had an outflow of $431M from operating activities, $40M spend due to financing activities, and $214M gain due to investing activities for 2015. View details of Northrop Grumman cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Northrop Grumman Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow467M462M495M510M544M738M736M3.81B730M-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-827M-138M-227M-52M-913M-709M-61M361M255M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-----264M-7M3M-14M-74M
Other Adjustments Net532M200M263M204M630M371M-235M297M129M1.83B
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-471M-561M-364M-331M-488M-770M-654M-662M-663M-716M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----4M14M1.62B83M-690M43M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---250M-250M----174M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities40M-84M18M-3M1.41B-5M-96M-47M-77M-102M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-3.18B-2.67B-2.19B-1.13B-2.19B-1.04B-1.05B-1.45B-901M-432M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities600M-1.96B--768M294M369M-113M-90M-1.01B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------2M-12M-2M-69M44M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-603M-563M-545M-535M-543M-545M-539M-525M-504M-402M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Northrop Grumman Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.86B5.15B3.86B3B3.7B3.28B1.5B963M1.02B1.61B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.32B3.86B5.15B3.86B3B3.7B3.28B1.5B963M1.02B
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 Northrop Grumman stock price history and Northrop Grumman stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Northrop Grumman saw a decrease in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $-1.29B in 2014 to $-1.54B in 2015. Apart from the Northrop Grumman stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • 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 $2.16B for NOC.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc. , and was $2.16B for NOC in last year report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Northrop Grumman and its owners and creditors and was $-3.28B for 2015. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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