Westpac Banking Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WBK)

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$24.11 $0.18 (0.75%) WBK stock closing price Dec 08, 2016 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Westpac Banking needs to disclose. The profit-loss statement shows Westpac Banking profits, the balance sheet shows Westpac Banking debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Westpac Banking cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Westpac Banking had cash and cash equivalents of $10.88B at the beginning of the year and $12.53B at year end for 2016.   Westpac Banking has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $1.65B. View details of Westpac Banking cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep. 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
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 can be categorized into three main sections:
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: Westpac Banking cash reduced YoY to $5.49B, meaning the company is unable to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the Westpac Banking stock price movement.
  • 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 $4.05B for WBK.
  • 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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