Exelis Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:XLS)

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$24.66 $0.16 (0.64%) XLS stock closing price May 28, 2015 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Exelis from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Exelis 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 Exelis 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. Exelis had cash and cash equivalents of $459M at beginning of year and $510M at year end for 2014. Exelis cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. The cash from operating activities for Exelis is $160MĀ for 2014, which saw a decrease of -48.39% from previous year. View details of Exelis cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Exelis Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow106M110M130M133M139M157M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-97M-20M147M-108M25M119M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-19M----139M-10M
Other Adjustments Net-79M-61M-222M-17M29M12M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-44M-69M-117M-81M143M-118M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-23M-16M-43M--29M-1M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1M2M1M-4M--1M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-126M7M19M-775M-747M-638M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities---649M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-80M-58M-77M-19M--
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash29M1M7M-4M4M12M
Exelis Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year459M292M116M18M34M48M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End510M469M292M116M18M34M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

Exelis stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Exelis stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Exelis had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $51M for the latest year 2014. 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 Exelis 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.
  • Exelis decreased its cash from operating activities to $150M in 2014. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • 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 $160M for XLS in last year report.
  • 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. Exelis spent $21M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.