Tesla Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:TSLA)

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$199.1 $4.46 (2.19%) TSLA stock closing price Oct 20, 2016 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Tesla from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Tesla profits and Tesla debt. Tesla stock analysis shows negative net income cash flow of $-888.66M for 2015. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required.   Tesla had an outflow of $467.16M from operating activities, $619.61M spend due to financing activities, and $683.11M spend due to investing activities for 2015. View details of Tesla cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Tesla Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow494.65M301.66M120.78M28.82M16.91M10.62M6.94M4.15M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-493.28M-256.82M124.99M42.81M88.89M-11.17M-37.54M16.23M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------
Other Adjustments Net362.8M191.86M86.22M58.48M34.23M27.06M5.51M9.98M
Tesla Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.63B-969.88M-264.22M-239.22M-197.89M-40.2M-11.88M-10.63M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-12.26M-----65.21M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--16.71M-25M-24.95M---
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-26.44M-3.84M14.8M7.29M46.92M-74.88M-2.36M-0.96M
Tesla Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares856.61M489.61M630.62M246.38M241.99M270.19M132.31M0.47M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities683.93M1.69B21.69M173.25M204M71.51M25.14M55.59M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Tesla Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-34.27M-35.52M------
Tesla Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.91B845.88M201.89M255.26M99.55M69.62M9.27M17.21M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.2B1.91B845.88M201.89M255.26M99.55M69.62M9.27M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

While Tesla stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Tesla 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:
  • Tesla had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-708.8M for the latest year 2015. 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 Tesla 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.
  • 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 negative value of $-524.49M for TSLA.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-1.67B for TSLA 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 shows the flow of cash between Tesla and its owners and creditors and was $1.52B for 2015. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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