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

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$73.63 $0.73 (1%) CNI stock closing price Mar 21, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Canadian National Railway from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Canadian National Railway profits and Canadian National Railway debt. Canadian National Railway had cash and cash equivalents of $518.38M at beginning of the quarter and $426.58M at quarter end of 2017 Q4. Canadian National Railway cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. CNI decrease in investments stood at a value of $-2.11B for the latest quarter 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow988.16M769.97M482.59M244.05M925.12M701.53M467.86M223.64M907.39M664.54M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-41.65M-63.03M-60.97M-72.53M-219.76M-135.7M-188.54M-137.68M-122.24M14.54M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-921.82M325.54M207.46M109.56M474.26M355.74M252.94M112.91M470.15M277.91M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2.06B-1.43B-796.39M-299.21M-1.97B-1.56B-883.75M-341.66M-2.12B-1.58B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-50.14M-40.69M-23.05M-9.06M-33.98M-22.23M-11.63M-8.01M-94.81M-78.09M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.57B-1.22B-742.11M-381.57M-1.51B-1.16B-806.16M-364.97M-1.38B-903.4M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities57.85M342.29M-29M-7.55M418.38M761.33M138.88M412.33M69.73M555.06M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings292.36M-225.8M-17.1M67.24M103.46M-202.4M249.83M-218.55M353.39M-
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-955.76M-743.64M-463.26M-236.5M-875.27M-668.56M-453.12M-213.45M-780.45M-574.2M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-55.54M-67.82M-35.69M-41.55M-49.08M-42.16M-46.55M-18.94M--
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-1.54M-3.19M-5.94M-1.51M11.32M6.13M5.43M2.91M8.61M6.89M
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 End426.58M471.55M440.21M547.05M132.91M164.84M124.14M136.95M119.88M411.12M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Canadian National Railway stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Canadian National Railway 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:

  • Canadian National Railway saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-91.79M till 2017 Q4. Apart from the Canadian National Railway 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 $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 till last quarter 2017 Q4 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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