Westpac Banking Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WBK)

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The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Westpac Banking needs to disclose. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Westpac Banking profits and Westpac Banking debt. Westpac Banking had cash and cash equivalents of $10.88B at beginning of year and $12.53B at year end for 2016. Westpac Banking cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. WBK increase in investments stood at a negative value of $-5.33B for the latest 2016. View details of Westpac Banking cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Westpac Banking Net Income Cash Flow
5.49B6.35B29.6B6.86B------
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow889.45M1.31B-900.47M------
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities725.99M-17.79B8.36B15.69B------
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-3.06B9.71B-11.83B2.03B19.03B-12.34B421.15M15.22B-9.74B-1.03B
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
4.05B-425.58M26.13B25.48B19.03B-12.34B421.15M15.22B-9.74B-1.03B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-360.05M-513.68M-7.13B-295.84M-252.2M-397.52M-299.66M-195M-118.89M-114.06M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-76.57M509.75M-------60.8M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-4.38B-14.22B-11.46B-6.73B-5.28B-5.27B-8.89B1.57B-327.64M-1.28B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-520.56M-495.59M5.16B-735.12M-22.97B-16.93B-21.64B-24.83B-25.61B-47.2B
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-5.33B-14.72B-13.43B-7.76B-28.5B-22.6B-30.83B-23.45B-26.11B-48.6B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.93B-129.79M1.63B-60.76M-5.14M72.93M-5.39M-24.92M-33.58M-80.09M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities5.42B7.13B--13.95B1.54B-1.44B-1.1B-712.57M6.53B1.8B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---5.38B-284.88M-10.25B----23.41B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-3.98B-3.41B--5.01B-4.17B-3.93B-2.53B-571.08M-1.77B-1.32B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
3.37B4.34B-889.68M-20.21B6.11B46.03B31.6B7.14B38.14B48.98B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-427.05M2.17B1.14B1.67B-479.7M1.02B-116.08M-41.78M36.3M-74.42M
Westpac Banking Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
1.65B-8.65B12.95B-820.78M-3.84B12.11B1.07B-1.13B2.33B-719.2M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year10.88B20.26B10.77B12.47B16.74B4.59B2.94B3.53B2.04B2.53B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End12.53B11.62B23.72B11.65B12.89B16.7B4.02B2.4B4.36B1.81B
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 Westpac Banking stock price history and Westpac Banking stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Westpac Banking had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.65B for the latest year 2016. 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 Westpac Banking 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: Westpac Banking reported a positive operating cash flow of $4.05B for 2016 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a positive value of $-5.33B for WBK 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $3.37B for Westpac Banking. 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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