American Express Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:AXP)

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$96.79 $0.23 (0.24%) AXP stock closing price Feb 16, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like American Express needs to disclose. The profit-loss statement shows American Express profits, the balance sheet shows American Express debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the American Express stock analysis. American Express generated $8.58B cash from operating activities in till this quarter of 2017 Q3. American Express has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $960M.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow953M615M296M1.1B810M536M261M1.04B780M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities1.62B-219M-1.04B573M-1.02B-1.02B60M2.04B1.39B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net2.08B1.31B670M1.15B515M178M722M2.73B1.64B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-812M-538M-277M-1.38B-975M-649M-302M-1.34B-879M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-210M-174M-28M-487M-191M-162M-155M-155M-122M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-140M-265M-434M365M-95M-179M-74M390M269M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-9.31B-3.18B1.44B3.37B11.39B13.13B4.17B-7.09B-1.98B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-3.01B-1.72B-895M-4.25B-3.4B-2.78B-1.12B-3.45B-2.32B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.53B4.78B4.62B-1.02B-3.42B2.22B-1B-9.68B-9.19B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-3.23B-2.12B-1.94B888M-2.04B-2.52B-2.22B1.4B-273M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-925M-620M-313M-1.21B-892M-601M-302M-1.17B-868M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities8.22B4.67B735M-1.94B-1.5B-594M773M10.88B5.17B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash266M134M93M-114M-5M1M38M-276M-242M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year22.76B22.29B19.49B22.25B24.89B16.36B16.6B20.55B15.27B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End26.17B30.44B29.37B25.21B26.52B33.77B25.05B22.76B19.94B
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:

  • 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.
  • American Express increased its cash from operating activities to $8.58B till 2017 Q3. 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.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: American Express used $-10.47B 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $2.58B 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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