Northrop Grumman Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:NOC)

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$239.5 $1.64 (0.68%) NOC stock closing price Mar 23, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Northrop Grumman from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the income statement and balance sheet show that the company has Northrop Grumman profits and Northrop Grumman debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. 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 $2.32B at the beginning of the quarter and $2.54B at quarter end for 2016-Q4.   NOC decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-805M for the latest 2016-Q4. View details of Northrop Grumman cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
Northrop Grumman Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow456M322M209M103M467M329M216M99M462M322M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities153M-716M-663M-692M-827M-1.44B-1.35B-1.35B-138M-826M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net4M1M-75M-27M532M108M88M111M200M44M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-920M-608M-471M-298M-471M-334M-232M-117M-561M-285M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities115M3M2M-40M36M-2M2M-84M-72M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.55B-1.15B-682M-282M-3.18B-2.86B-1.92B-825M-2.67B-2.06B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities563M-107M-107M-107M600M600M600M600M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-640M-482M-322M-159M-603M-458M-309M-156M-563M-423M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-162M-155M-144M-136M-90M-80M-69M-67M-4M-13M
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 Year2.32B3.86B5.15B3.86B3B3.7B3.28B1.5B963M1.02B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.54B1.1B1.14B1.28B2.32B1.29B1.91B2.65B3.86B3.4B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Northrop Grumman stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Northrop Grumman stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Northrop Grumman has cash of $2.54B 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 Northrop Grumman 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 $2.81B for NOC.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-805M for NOC 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 $-1.79B for Northrop Grumman. 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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