Northrop Grumman Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:NOC)

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$247.49 $3.38 (1.35%) NOC stock closing price Dec 05, 2016 (Closing)

The financial analysis of NOC requires an investor to check the cash flows for Northrop Grumman. 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Northrop Grumman stock analysis. Northrop Grumman generated $1.28B cash from operating activities in 2016-Q3. Northrop Grumman has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-1.22B. View details of Northrop Grumman cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2
Northrop Grumman Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow322M209M103M467M329M216M99M462M322M217M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-716M-663M-692M-827M-1.44B-1.35B-1.35B-138M-826M-1.11B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1M-75M-27M532M108M88M111M200M44M-27M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-608M-471M-298M-471M-334M-232M-117M-561M-285M-176M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities3M2M-40M36M-2M2M-84M-72M-72M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.15B-682M-282M-3.18B-2.86B-1.92B-825M-2.67B-2.06B-1.3B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-107M-107M-107M600M600M600M600M---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-482M-322M-159M-603M-458M-309M-156M-563M-423M-280M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-155M-144M-136M-90M-80M-69M-67M-4M-13M-15M
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 End1.1B1.14B1.28B2.32B1.29B1.91B2.65B3.86B3.4B3.48B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Northrop Grumman stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Northrop Grumman 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:
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: Northrop Grumman cash grew QoQ to $1.68B, meaning the company is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the Northrop Grumman stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Northrop Grumman reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.28B for 2016-Q3 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 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 $1.28B for NOC in last quarter report.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-1.89B for Northrop Grumman.

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