Alibaba Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:BABA)

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$114.97 $0.51 (0.44%) BABA stock closing price Apr 26, 2017 (Closing)

The Alibaba cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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. Alibaba had cash and cash equivalents of $16.78B at beginning of quarter and $19.3B at quarter end for 2017-Q3. Alibaba cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Alibaba had an inflow of $5.2B from operating activities, $287M spend due to financing activities, and $776M spend due to investing activities for 2017-Q3. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Apr - Mar. 2017-Q3 2017-Q2 2017-Q1 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2
Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
---11.06B---3.92B-2.52B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow---1.04B---712M-293M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities---1.21B---299M--35M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net----4.49B---1.72B--165M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
10.02B4.82B2.25B8.82B7.99B4.02B1.68B6.65B5.71B2.61B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----843M----769M--464M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---526M----1.86B--1.47B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----5.6B----5.71B--4.86B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----723M----290M--205M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-10.85B-10.07B-9.25B-6.64B-5.47B-3.33B-2.52B-8.62B-7.7B-7B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares----2.96B---9.91B-10.02B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities---96M---3.04B-3.04B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---288M---1.17B-288M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--------17M--17M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities---121M---19M-26M
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
4.38B4.67B3.21B-2.46B-2.29B-2.54B179M14.11B13.94B13.35B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash358M111M94M72M100M50M-7M-18M-21M2M
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
3.91B-470M-3.7B-213M326M-1.8B-666M12.12B11.93B8.97B
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B-----
Cash & Equivalents at Year End19.3B15.55B12.38B16.57B17.03B15.22B16.79B17.45B17.25B14.35B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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  • 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 $10.02B for BABA.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-10.85B for BABA 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 $4.38B 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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    Key Financial Ratios For Alibaba Cash Flow

    FCF margin
    0.68