American Express Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AXP)

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$85.3 $0 (0%) AXP stock closing price Aug 22, 2017 (Closing)

The financial analysis of AXP requires an investor to check the cash flows for American Express. 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 American Express profits and American Express debt. American Express had cash and cash equivalents of $22.76B at beginning of year and $25.21B at year end for 2016. American Express cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. American Express had an outflow of $2.75B from operating activities, $5.5B spend due to financing activities, and $10.06B gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of American Express cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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American Express Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.1B1.04B1.01B1.02B991M918M917M1.07B712M648M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities573M2.04B2.7B-9M-896M2.43B685M-676M-2.01B-68M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations------36M--226M301M-173M
Other Adjustments Net1.15B2.73B1.39B2.18B2.51B2.23B3.63B4.09B6.96B4.07B
American Express Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.38B-1.34B-1.2B-1.01B-1.05B-1.19B-878M-722M-950M-883M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-487M-155M-229M-195M-466M-610M-400M--4.59B-1.41B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments365M390M1.46B161M1.61B6.09B6.46B-7.89B14.62B-14.8B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities3.37B-7.09B-8.01B-6.23B-6.64B-4.78B-6.41B1.86B-2.05B-
American Express Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-4.25B-3.45B-3.29B-3.22B-3.51B-1.71B73M274M-42M-2.72B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.02B-9.68B3.25B-2.77B-142M-7.05B-11.75B-8.5B-3.27B8.96B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings888M1.4B-1.37B1.84B-1.02B-2M1.06B-6.57B-5.34B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.21B-1.17B-1.04B-939M-902M-861M-867M-924M-836M-712M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-1.94B10.88B2.46B1.2B2.3B8.23B3.41B11.08B-6.3B4.6B
American Express Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-114M-276M-232M-151M88M-63M135M7M20M166M
American Express Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year22.76B22.29B19.49B22.25B24.89B16.36B16.6B20.55B15.27B8.25B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End25.21B22.76B22.29B19.49B22.25B24.89B16.71B15.54B20.55B15.27B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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American Express stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and American Express stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • American Express had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $2.45B for the latest year 2016. 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 American Express 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $8.22B for American Express in the latest year. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a positive value of $1.87B for AXP 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-7.53B for American Express. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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