ABB Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:ABB)

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$22.09 $0.38 (1.69%) ABB stock closing price Jun 21, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of ABB requires an investor to check the cash flows for ABB. While its important to look at the ABB 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 ABB 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. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the ABB stock analysis. ABB generated $3.8B cash from operating activities in 2017. ABB decrease in investments stood at a value of $-1.45B for the latest year 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.1B1.14B1.16B1.31B1.32B1.18B995M702M655M661M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities718M673M658M316M-711M-302M-284M617M580M-771M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-385M1M-55M-494M139M87M-414M146M-344M950M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-883M-770M-808M-993M-1.03B-1.29B-964M-793M-931M-1.08B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.52B-27M13M1.04B-852M-3.69B-4.01B-1.23B-193M-607M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments854M-469M-430M-1B976M-673M1.78B-717M-1.07B1.79B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities102M-39M251M-168M185M85M-55M-7M-28M7M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-88M-1.11B-1.38B-965M74M90M110M-150M89M-572M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-86M-337M-33M60M-1.4B4.88B4M-220M-119M-328M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings207M-152M3M-103M-697M570M450M52M-59M-10M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.76B-122M-1.49B-1.97B-1.82B-1.75B-1.73B-1.31B-1.22B-1.21B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-6M-1.64B-476M-43M-16M-33M-46M-907M8M3M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash268M-104M-342M-278M66M90M-229M-142M214M-204M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year3.64B4.57B5.44B6.02B6.88B4.82B5.9B7.12B6.4B4.65B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End4.53B3.64B4.57B5.44B6.02B6.88B4.82B5.9B7.12B6.4B
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 ABB stock price history and ABB stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • ABB has cash of $4.53B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the ABB stock price.
  • 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 positive value of $3.8B for ABB.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: ABB used $-1.45B 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 shows the flow of cash between ABB and its owners and creditors and was $-1.74B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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