American Express Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:AXP)

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The American Express cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. Financials statements like the American Express income statement and American Express balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the American Express cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of American Express compared to various industry peers like MCO stock and SYF stock. American Express has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $7.72B.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.32B1.1B1.04B1.01B1.02B991M918M917M1.07B712M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities5.66B573M2.04B2.7B-9M-896M2.43B685M-676M-2.01B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------36M--226M301M
Other Adjustments Net3.82B1.15B2.73B1.39B2.18B2.51B2.23B3.63B4.09B6.96B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.06B-1.38B-1.34B-1.2B-1.01B-1.05B-1.19B-878M-722M-950M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-211M-487M-155M-229M-195M-466M-610M-400M--4.59B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-116M365M390M1.46B161M1.61B6.09B6.46B-7.89B14.62B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-16.88B3.37B-7.09B-8.01B-6.23B-6.64B-4.78B-6.41B1.86B-2.05B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-4.27B-4.25B-3.45B-3.29B-3.22B-3.51B-1.71B73M274M-42M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities8.68B-1.02B-9.68B3.25B-2.77B-142M-7.05B-11.75B-8.5B-3.27B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-2.3B888M1.4B-1.37B1.84B-1.02B-2M1.06B-6.57B-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.25B-1.21B-1.17B-1.04B-939M-902M-861M-867M-924M-836M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities11.39B-1.94B10.88B2.46B1.2B2.3B8.23B3.41B11.08B-6.3B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash207M-114M-276M-232M-151M88M-63M135M7M20M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year25.21B22.76B22.29B19.49B22.25B24.89B16.36B16.6B20.55B15.27B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End32.93B25.21B22.76B22.29B19.49B22.25B24.89B16.71B15.54B20.55B
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:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that American Express is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - American Express stock price movement.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $13.54B for American Express in the latest 2017. 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 Flow from investment activities: American Express used $-18.27B 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.
  • 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. American Express earned $12.25B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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