Aflac Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AFL)

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$43.06 $0.17 (0.4%) AFL stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

The Aflac cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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 Aflac profits and Aflac debt. Aflac had cash and cash equivalents of $4.86B at beginning of the year and $3.49B at year end for 2017. Aflac cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Aflac saw a outflow of $-5.43B from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.13B---------
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities91M2.97B3.39B3.51B7.39B11.77B7.3B4.24B3.21B2.49B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net301M354M849M94M2M315M1.58B407M1.46B1.22B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----------49M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---40M------83M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-2.52B-3.5B-1.19B-690M-10.15B-22.91B-11.41B-7.09B-4.11B-4.89B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-2.91B-358M-3.67B-3.55B-941M5.95B585M-340M-1.29B657M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.32B-1.38B-1.28B-1.18B-725M-86M-282M-76M7M-1.46B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-121M376M-274M415M700M1.17B158M297M845M-5M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-661M-658M-656M-654M-635M-603M-552M-535M-524M-434M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities35M39M22M1.27B1.8B1.47B740M475M371M514M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash--4M--47M-90M-153M51M80M-2M79M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year4.86B4.35B4.66B2.54B2.04B2.25B2.12B2.32B941M1.56B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End3.49B4.86B4.35B4.66B2.54B2.04B2.25B2.12B2.32B941M
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 Aflac stock price history and Aflac stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Aflac had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-1.37B 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 Aflac 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 positive value of $6.13B for AFL.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-5.43B for AFL stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Aflac and its owners and creditors and was $-2.07B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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