American Express Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:AXP)

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$85.38 $0.71 (0.82%) AXP stock closing price Aug 18, 2017 (Closing)

The American Express cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the American Express debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as American Express revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. American Express purchased $828M worth of AXP shares. The cash flow statement helps in the American Express stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. The cash from operating activities for American Express is $4.28BĀ for 2017-Q2, which saw an increase of 269.31% from previous quarter. View details of American Express cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec.2017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q32015 Q22015 Q1
American Express Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow615M296M1.1B810M536M261M1.04B780M514M251M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-219M-1.04B573M-1.02B-1.02B60M2.04B1.39B-383M-360M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1.31B670M1.15B515M178M722M2.73B1.64B1.17B710M
American Express Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-538M-277M-1.38B-975M-649M-302M-1.34B-879M-537M-256M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-174M-28M-487M-191M-162M-155M-155M-122M-74M-59M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-265M-434M365M-95M-179M-74M390M269M-221M-8M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.18B1.44B3.37B11.39B13.13B4.17B-7.09B-1.98B-2.1B3.14B
American Express Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.72B-895M-4.25B-3.4B-2.78B-1.12B-3.45B-2.32B-987M104M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities4.78B4.62B-1.02B-3.42B2.22B-1B-9.68B-9.19B-5.02B-3.1B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-2.12B-1.94B888M-2.04B-2.52B-2.22B1.4B-273M1.03B-1.06B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-620M-313M-1.21B-892M-601M-302M-1.17B-868M-533M-268M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities4.67B735M-1.94B-1.5B-594M773M10.88B5.17B3.02B784M
American Express Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash134M93M-114M-5M1M38M-276M-242M-99M-121M
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 End30.44B29.37B25.21B26.52B33.77B25.05B22.76B19.94B21.07B23.57B
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 saw an increase in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $4.16B in 2017-Q1 to $5.23B in 2017-Q2. Apart from the American Express stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: American Express reported a positive operating cash flow of $4.28B for 2017-Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-4.16B 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 $4.97B 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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