Canadian National Railway Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CNI)

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$73.56 $0.08 (0.11%) CNI stock closing price Mar 16, 2018 (Closing)

The Canadian National Railway cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. The profit-loss statement shows Canadian National Railway profits, the balance sheet shows Canadian National Railway 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. 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 Canadian National Railway stock analysis. Canadian National Railway generated $4.26B cash from operating activities in 2017. Canadian National Railway saw a outflow of $-2.11B from investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow988.16M925.12M907.39M951.4M951.97M924.55M894.6M809.81M695.43M684.4M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-41.65M-219.76M-122.24M-958.65M-297.24M-714.42M-8.09M244.69M-49.29M-773.13M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-921.82M474.26M470.15M1.11B254.5M170.1M-361.28M-185.46M-272.01M217.12M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.06B-1.97B-2.12B-2.08B-1.87B-1.42B-1.27B-1.38B-1.03B-1.34B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---------328.35M-47.2M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-50.14M-33.98M-94.81M109.63M67.02M-1M-478.67M33.98M94.19M69.85M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.57B-1.51B-1.38B27.18M-1.33B-1.28B-1.36B-774.85M64.26M-912.84M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities57.85M418.38M69.73M181.22M424.5M353.21M281.33M-178.66M-425.18M796.73M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings292.36M103.46M353.39M-250.98M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-955.76M-875.27M-780.45M--703.29M-652.39M-592.02M-488.41M-417.26M-411.58M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-55.54M-49.08M--2.1B------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-1.54M11.32M8.61M2.71M18.45M-3M14.16M6.79M-16.72M29.26M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year518.38M115.54M40.74M193.9M150.56M101.06M495.88M341.79M363.56M292.64M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End426.58M132.91M119.88M47.11M207.87M155.09M102.21M475.79M309.86M389.87M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Canadian National Railway stock price history and Canadian National Railway stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Canadian National Railway had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-91.79M for the latest year 2017. 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 Canadian National Railway 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: 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 $4.26B for CNI.
  • 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 $-2.11B for CNI in last 2017 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 $-2.23B for Canadian National Railway.

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