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. 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 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 $48M 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
Exelis Net Income Cash Flow
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
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
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
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 End479M510M524M394M280M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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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 Exelis stock price history and Exelis stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was negative at $-17M for Exelis in the latest quarter. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Exelis generated $64M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • 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.