Baidu Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:BIDU)

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The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Baidu needs to disclose. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Baidu profits and Baidu debt. Baidu had cash and cash equivalents of $1.43B at beginning of quarter and $1.57B at quarter end for 2016-Q4. Baidu cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. The cash from operating activities for Baidu is $3.21BĀ for 2016-Q4, which saw an increase of -999% from previous quarter. View details of Baidu cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2014-Q4 2014-Q2
Baidu Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.2B---904.76M--640.21M-
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities811.99M---654.15M--523.66M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-475.66M----3.57B---246.2M-
Baidu Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-599.15M----805.36M---775.39M-
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires39.57M----598.02M---53M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-3.08B----3.04B---2.54B-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1.53B----388.39M---252M-
Baidu Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares120.54M----405.05M--328.73M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities805.35M----1.74M--235.3M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings181.38M---1.6B--1B-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--------54.47M-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities973.49M---7.83M---122.09M-
Baidu Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash20.79M---27.66M--12.82M-
Baidu Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.43B2.14B1.56B1.96B662.5M1.21B633.39M-115.4M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.57B---1.54B--2.23B-
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:
  • Baidu has cash of $1.57B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Baidu stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Baidu reported a positive operating cash flow of $3.21B for 2016-Q4 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 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 $3.21B for BIDU in last quarter report.
  • 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 $2.08B for Baidu.