Exelis Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:XLS)

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

The Exelis cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. The profit-loss statement shows Exelis profits, the balance sheet shows Exelis 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. Exelis had cash and cash equivalents of $48M at beginning of quarter and $479M at quarter end for 2015-Q1. 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. Exelis had an outflow of $177M from operating activities, $65M inflow due to financing activities, and $64M gain due to investing activities for 2015-Q1. 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
Exelis Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow25M106M88M55M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-87M-97M-103M-97M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--19M--
Other Adjustments Net-14M-79M-79M-49M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2M-44M-33M-15M
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
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares12M-126M-36M-38M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--140M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-20M-80M-60M-40M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1M134M-2M-2M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-5M29M-2M4M
Exelis Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year48M---
Cash & Equivalents at Year End479M510M524M394M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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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 $-31M for the latest quarter 2015-Q1. 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Exelis reported a negative operating cash flow of $-17M for 2015-Q1 and has seen a decrease from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring 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 $-17M for XLS in last quarter report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Exelis and its owners and creditors and was $-7M for 2015-Q1. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.