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 financial analysis of XLS requires an investor to check the cash flows for Exelis. 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. Exelis cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Exelis had cash and cash equivalents of $34M at the beginning of the quarter and $479M at quarter end for 2015-Q1.   Exelis saw a inflow of $64M from 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 2014-Q1 2013-Q4
Exelis Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow25M106M88M55M27M110M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-87M-97M-103M-97M-211M-20M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--19M----
Other Adjustments Net-14M-79M-79M-49M-26M-61M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2M-44M-33M-15M-4M-69M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--23M-22M-6M--16M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1M-1M--2M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares12M-126M-36M-38M-12M7M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--140M---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-20M-80M-60M-40M-20M-58M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1M134M-2M-2M5M-
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-5M29M-2M4M-1M
Exelis Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year34M48M----
Cash & Equivalents at Year End479M510M524M394M280M469M
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:
  • 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: 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 $-17M for XLS.
  • 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.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-7M for Exelis. 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.