Alibaba Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BABA)

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For analyzing any company like Alibaba from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Alibaba profits, the balance sheet shows Alibaba 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. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Alibaba cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Alibaba compared to various industry peers like AMZN stock and PCLN stock. Alibaba had an inflow of $2.17B from operating activities, $16.57B spend due to financing activities, and $1.98B gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.04B712M267M150M136.24M--
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities1.21B299M-723M503M280M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------
Other Adjustments Net-4.49B1.72B936M284M305.68M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-843M-769M-530M-120M-117.13M--
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires526M-1.86B-125M81M-33.04M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-5.6B-5.71B-4.46B307M682.93M--
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-723M-290M-208M-180M-552.32M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.96B9.91B-517M-2.06B30.85M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities96M3.04B864M4.02B---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings288M1.17B1.2B313M18.94M--
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--17M-34M-16M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash72M-18M-15M-13M-8.45M--
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End16.57B17.45B5.33B4.89B2.64B--
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Alibaba stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Alibaba stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Alibaba had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-213M 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 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: Alibaba reported a positive operating cash flow of $8.82B for 2016 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Alibaba generated $1.98B 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-2.46B for Alibaba.

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