Orbital Sciences Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:ORB)

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$28.85 $0.21 (0.73%) ORB stock closing price Feb 09, 2015 (Closing)

The Orbital Sciences cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Orbital Sciences 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 Orbital Sciences 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. Orbital Sciences had cash and cash equivalents of $235.82M at beginning of quarter and $427.49M at quarter end for 2014-Q3. Orbital Sciences cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Orbital Sciences had an inflow of $70.49M from operating activities, $0.4M spend due to financing activities, and $8.62M spend due to investing activities for 2014-Q3. View details of Orbital Sciences cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2014-Q3 2014-Q2 2014-Q1 2013-Q4
Orbital Sciences Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow31.72M21.1M10.47M42.04M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities84.25M50.64M59.46M-91.96M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----
Other Adjustments Net12.9M7.83M1.72M34.16M
Orbital Sciences Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-14.78M-6.16M1.55M-35.65M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments---12.83M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities---4M
Orbital Sciences Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares0.96M0.72M0.39M4.82M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-6.36M-4.48M-2.61M-7.5M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1.41M0.17M0.14M2.39M
Orbital Sciences Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----
Orbital Sciences Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year235.82M199.75M158.84M125.5M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End427.49M366.01M350.8M265.83M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

Orbital Sciences stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Orbital Sciences stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Orbital Sciences had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $161.66M for the latest quarter 2014-Q3. 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 Orbital Sciences 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $180.42M for Orbital Sciences in the latest quarter. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-14.78M for ORB 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Orbital Sciences spent $0.4M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.