Alibaba Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BABA)

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The Alibaba cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Alibaba profits one has to check the income statement and for Alibaba debt one has to check the balance sheet. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Alibaba stock analysis. Alibaba had a positive net income cash flow of $5.99B for the latest year. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Alibaba had an inflow of $2.86B from operating activities, $7.24B inflow due to financing activities, and $4.74B spend due to investing activities for 2017. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.08B1.04B712M267M150M136.24M--
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities1.06B1.21B299M-723M503M280M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------
Other Adjustments Net2.55B-4.49B1.72B936M284M305.68M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.78B-843M-769M-530M-120M-117.13M--
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-4.82B526M-1.86B-125M81M-33.04M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-4.04B-5.6B-5.71B-4.46B307M682.93M--
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-745M-723M-290M-208M-180M-552.32M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares220M-2.96B9.91B-517M-2.06B30.85M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities4.1B96M3.04B864M4.02B---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings164M288M1.17B1.2B313M18.94M--
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions---17M-34M-16M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities300M121M19M-1M-2.49B24.58M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash296M72M-18M-15M-13M-8.45M--
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year15.52B16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End20.88B16.57B17.45B5.33B4.89B2.64B--
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Alibaba stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Alibaba stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Alibaba had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $5.36B for the latest year 2017. 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 Alibaba 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.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $11.67B for BABA.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc. , and was $11.67B for BABA in last year report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $4.78B for Alibaba. 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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