ABB Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:ABB)

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$23.03 $0.14 (0.6%) ABB stock closing price Mar 23, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like ABB from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For ABB profits one has to check the income statement and for ABB debt one has to check the balance sheet. ABB had cash and cash equivalents of $3.64B at beginning of the quarter and $4.53B at quarter end of 2017 Q4. ABB cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. ABB saw a outflow of $-1.45B from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.1B808M521M263M1.14B853M567M280M1.16B872M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities718M-575M-621M-165M673M-25M-186M-496M658M-719M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-385M-245M-263M-347M1M27M-18M-60M-55M-144M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-883M-570M-387M-172M-770M-480M-320M-170M-808M-503M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.52B-2.12B655M643M-27M-25M-19M-3M13M25M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments854M1.73B1.12B760M-469M-231M-670M-399M-430M-10M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities102M121M55M31M-39M-21M-11M-26M251M223M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-88M-165M-165M83M-1.11B-1.16B-1.2B-448M-1.38B-941M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-86M244M300M28M-337M170M188M8M-33M-23M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings207M363M410M10M-152M9M291M83M3M75M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.76B-1.76B-1.75B-9M-122M-121M-107M-10M-1.49B-1.49B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-6M-14M-15M-6M-1.64B-1.63B-12M9M-476M-410M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash268M239M180M41M-104M44M42M105M-342M-245M
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 End4.53B3.65B5.02B5.56B3.64B3.54B4.09B3.97B4.57B3.97B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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ABB stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and ABB stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • ABB saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $882M till 2017 Q4. Apart from the ABB 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.
  • ABB increased its cash from operating activities to $3.8B till 2017 Q4. 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 stood at $-1.45B for ABB 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. ABB spent $-1.74B from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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