Westpac Banking Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WBK)

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$23.16 $0.2 (0.86%) WBK stock closing price Oct 27, 2016 (Closing)

The Westpac Banking cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the Westpac Banking 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 Westpac Banking 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Westpac Banking cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Westpac Banking compared to various industry peers like TD stock and OUBSF stock. WBK decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-14.72B for the latest 2015. View details of Westpac Banking cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep. 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Westpac Banking Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.31B-900.47M-------
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-17.79B8.36B15.69B-------
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net9.71B-11.83B2.03B19.03B-12.34B421.15M15.22B-9.74B-1.03B-768.01M
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-513.68M-7.13B-295.84M-252.2M-397.52M-299.66M-195M-118.89M-114.06M-150.91M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires509.75M-------60.8M-89.65M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-14.22B-11.46B-6.73B-5.28B-5.27B-8.89B1.57B-327.64M-1.28B-252.51M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-495.59M5.16B-735.12M-22.97B-16.93B-21.64B-24.83B-25.61B-47.2B-21.28B
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-129.79M1.63B-60.76M-5.14M72.93M-5.39M-24.92M-33.58M-80.09M593.19M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities7.13B--13.95B1.54B-1.44B-1.1B-712.57M6.53B1.8B9.57B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--5.38B-284.88M-10.25B----23.41B-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-3.41B--5.01B-4.17B-3.93B-2.53B-571.08M-1.77B-1.32B-1.26B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash2.17B1.14B1.67B-479.7M1.02B-116.08M-41.78M36.3M-74.42M10.45M
Westpac Banking Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year20.26B10.77B12.47B16.74B4.59B2.94B3.53B2.04B2.53B2.13B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End11.62B23.72B11.65B12.89B16.7B4.02B2.4B4.36B1.81B1.85B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

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 $-8.65B 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 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: 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 $-425.58M for WBK.
  • 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 $-425.58M for WBK in last year report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $4.34B 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.