Comerica Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CMA)

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$91.69 $3.07 (3.24%) CMA stock closing price Mar 23, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Comerica from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. 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 Comerica profits one has to check the income statement and for Comerica debt one has to check the balance sheet. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Comerica stock analysis. Comerica generated $493M cash from operating activities in 2016. Comerica saw a outflow of $-270M from investing activities for 2016.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow129M131M136M145M181M161M150M117M103M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities17M-47M-5M51M41M43M69M-229M-131M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-130M257M-85M99M11M305M790M186M677M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-95M-119M-70M-102M--121M-92M-74M-166M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-----721M-7M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-59M-2.51B-550M665M-189M-847M37M2.11B-3.03B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-116M-627M-3.12B611M-3.55B-708M1.26B7.43B-225M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-158M-228M-211M-258M-308M-112M-1.4B-1M2.25B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities2.15B410M-810M-1.08B-193M-1.52B-4.99B-3.88B6B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings2M-93M-137M143M40M-69M-334M-1.29B-1.09B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-152M-147M-137M-123M-97M-73M-72M-185M-395M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-994M2.53B4.02B1.23B4.52B3.3B772M-2.01B-2.3B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash---------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year6.15B6.07B6.45B4.53B3.56B2.08B5.62B3.42B1.51B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End7.22B6.15B6.07B6.45B4.53B3.56B2.08B5.62B3.42B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Comerica stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Comerica 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:

  • Comerica has cash of $7.22B 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 Comerica stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $493M for Comerica in the latest 2016. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-270M for CMA 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.
  • 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 $848M for Comerica.

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