Bank of Nova Scotia Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BNS)

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$63.22 $0.22 (0.35%) BNS stock closing price Sep 20, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Bank of Nova Scotia needs to disclose. While its important to look at the Bank of Nova Scotia debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Bank of Nova Scotia revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. Bank of Nova Scotia had cash and cash equivalents of $5.07B at beginning of year and $5.17B at year end for 2016. Bank of Nova Scotia cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Bank of Nova Scotia saw a inflow of $8.82B from investing activities for 2016. View details of Bank of Nova Scotia cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Bank of Nova Scotia Net Income Cash Flow
5.56B5.81B6.7B6.57B6.44B5.34B4.24B3.55B3.14B3.68B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow515.94M470.65M482.97M510.27M448.06M416.79M334M330M291M243.23M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities2.9B8.48B-1.86B857.29M-5.41B-8.96B-17.24B16.04B-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-5.88B-3.6B-2.64B622.14M290.74M732.18M1.44B2.32B637M-2.1B
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
3.09B11.16B4.54B9.56B8.03B1.08B-2.95B-11.05B20.11B1.83B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-262.49M-227.26M-254.34M-143.26M968.81M-371.16M-304M-199M-464M-288.78M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-792.01M-564.94M--3.37B-456.03M-----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-697.72M-9.25B-283.72M668.26M-3.06B1.24B-1.78B-5.59B-6.52B-33.91B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-325.1M-848.63M--317.94M-8.74B-35.12B-23.65B-2.34B-44.76B-6.81B
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-2.08B-10.9B-538.06M-3.17B-11.29B-34.25B-25.73B-8.13B-51.74B-41.01B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares732.42M-688.25M-1.06B938.12M4.18B746.37M1.02B1.19B1.42B471.89M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities1.08B991.27M-918.2M-4.13B3.22B--11M1.64B2.45B-455.5M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------10.98B4.27B1.89B-9.11M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-2.71B-2.74B--3.16B-2.86B-2.45B-2.22B-2.18B-2B-1.61B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities0.75M2.65B-1.87B-717.33M-461M35.51B19.43B15.24B28.01B40.89B
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-902.14M211.95M-3.84B-7.07B4.08B33.81B29.19B20.17B31.77B39.29B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-13.57M245.8M190.06M100.09M-87.62M-59.83M-136M-209M297M-234.12M
Bank of Nova Scotia Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
98.81M722.1M347.99M-576.02M738.8M571.95M375M781M436M-129.36M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year5.07B4.7B5B5.92B4.28B3.78B3.36B2.57B2.14B2.08B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End5.17B5.42B5.35B5.35B5.01B4.35B3.73B3.36B2.57B1.95B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Bank of Nova Scotia stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Bank of Nova Scotia 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:
  • Bank of Nova Scotia saw a decrease in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $722.1M in 2015 to $98.81M in 2016. Apart from the Bank of Nova Scotia stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • 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 $3.09B for BNS.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-2.08B for BNS stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Bank of Nova Scotia and its owners and creditors and was $-902.14M for 2016. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.
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