Exelis Cash Flow - Quarterly (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. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Exelis profits and Exelis debt. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Exelis stock analysis. Exelis had a positive net income cash flow of $59M for the latest quarter. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. The cash from operating activities for Exelis is $-17M for 2015-Q1, which saw a decrease of -110.63% from previous quarter. View details of Exelis cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2 2014-Q1
Exelis Net Income Cash Flow
59M249M165M113M52M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow25M106M88M55M27M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-87M-97M-103M-97M-211M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--19M---
Other Adjustments Net-14M-79M-79M-49M-26M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
-17M160M71M22M-158M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2M-44M-33M-15M-4M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--23M-22M-6M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1M-1M--
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-2M-66M-56M-21M-4M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares12M-126M-36M-38M-12M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--140M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-20M-80M-60M-40M-20M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1M134M-2M-2M5M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-7M-72M42M-80M-27M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-5M29M-2M4M-
Exelis Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-31M51M55M-75M-189M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year48M----
Cash & Equivalents at Year End479M510M524M394M280M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Exelis stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Exelis 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:
  • Exelis saw a decrease in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $51M in 2014-Q4 to $-31M in 2015-Q1. Apart from the Exelis stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Exelis decreased its cash from operating activities to $177M in 2015-Q1. 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.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-2M for XLS 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-7M for Exelis.
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