Alliance Data Systems Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:ADS)

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$226.78 $0.9 (0.4%) ADS stock closing price Mar 21, 2018 (Closing)

The Alliance Data Systems cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. 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 Alliance Data Systems profits one has to check the income statement and for Alliance Data Systems debt one has to check the balance sheet. Alliance Data Systems saw a cash impact of $-553.7M from the buyback of ADS shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Alliance Data Systems stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Alliance Data Systems has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $2.33B.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow541.6M546.8M524.46M349.81M307.28M249.32M273.97M209.35M178.08M143.81M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities37.3M-389.9M-118.97M-83.39M-238.92M63.27M121.84M70.56M-90.78M9.08M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1.24B1.41B694.92M561.6M438.96M399.33M300.23M429.05M127.37M80.73M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-225.4M-207M-191.68M-158.69M-135.37M-116.45M-73.5M-68.75M-52.97M-49.55M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-147.9M--18.53M-1.2B--463.96M-359.07M-117M-158.9M135.48M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-20.8M11.8M7.22M-33.61M-19.33M-32.79M-0.5M-5.34M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.92B-3.88B-3.16B-3.39B-1.45B-2.07B-575.33M-154.52M-670.8M-598.44M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-553.7M-780.4M-933.54M-269.55M-216.99M-105.14M-211.46M-114.86M-386.97M-875.74M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities4.75B5.94B2.16B331.12M-715.58M588.91M239.89M21.02M7.22M-67.87M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--2.08B848.76M3.48B1.64B874.63M494.67M-605.9M1.04B921.68M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-115.5M-30M--------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-76.6M-391.4M-302.68M-22.43M-7.52M850.61M-413.85M-15.93M-89.89M1.62M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash4.8M2.4M-25.3M-15.85M-11.75M5.28M-2.78M79.48M15.88M-27.12M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.86B1.17B1.08B969.82M893.35M216.21M139.11M213.37M156.91M265.83M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End4.19B1.86B1.17B1.08B969.82M893.35M216.21M139.11M213.37M156.91M
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:

  • Alliance Data Systems had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $2.33B for the latest year 2017. 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 Alliance Data Systems 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Alliance Data Systems gained $2.61B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Alliance Data Systems used $-4.29B 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $4B for Alliance Data Systems.

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