Amazon Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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$1025.67 $3.03 (0.29%) AMZN stock closing price Jul 21, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Amazon needs to disclose. Financials statements like the income statement and balance sheet show that the company has Amazon profits and Amazon debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Amazon cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Amazon had cash and cash equivalents of $15.89B at the beginning of the quarter and $15.44B at quarter end for 2017-Q1.   Amazon has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-3.89B. View details of Amazon cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2017-Q1 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4
Amazon Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.44B8.12B5.82B3.74B1.83B6.28B4.53B2.93B1.43B4.75B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-5.52B3.92B-3.37B-4.99B-4.84B2.56B-3.02B-3.47B-3.39B974M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net772M2.04B1.72B1.19B341M2.49B1.48B1.01B519M1.36B
Amazon Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.86B-6.74B-4.73B-2.89B-1.18B-4.59B-3.28B-2.08B-871M-4.89B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-45M-116M-113M-30M-16M-795M-478M-374M-365M-979M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments290M-3.02B-858M-212M502M-1.07B-842M-765M-611M807M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Amazon Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-914M-3.74B-3.15B-2.15B-996M-3.88B-2.29B-1.46B-674M4.43B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-829M493M320M207M119M212M117M22M6M
Amazon Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash226M-212M332M286M222M-374M-283M-219M-322M-310M
Amazon Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year15.89B14.56B8.66B8.08B5.27B3.78B3.44B2.77B2.54B1.02B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End15.44B19.33B13.66B12.52B12.47B15.89B10.71B10.27B10.24B14.56B
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:
  • Amazon has cash of $15.44B 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 Amazon stock price.
  • Amazon decreased its cash from operating activities to $18.03B in 2017-Q1. 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 was negative at $-1.62B for AMZN 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.
  • 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 $-914M for Amazon.

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