Canadian Pacific Railway Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CP)

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For analyzing any company like Canadian Pacific Railway from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Canadian Pacific Railway 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 Canadian Pacific Railway 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. Canadian Pacific Railway cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. Canadian Pacific Railway had cash and cash equivalents of $490.88M at the beginning of the year and $123.85M at year end for 2016. Canadian Pacific Railway had an inflow of $1.58B from operating activities, $-1.13B spend due to financing activities, and $-807.3M outflow due to investing activities for 2016.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow483.32M466.23M500.16M548.84M539.31M495.88M475.4M430.37M463.78M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-41.53M215.48M-112.35M-1.94M-5M24.28M-15.82M90.4M-124.79M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net-71.74M185.71M198.43M497.35M310.18M-578.86M-603.86M-574.39M95.34M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-805.04M-1.1B-1.31B-1.13B-1B-1.05B-618.72M-421.31M-833.17M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-220.18M-------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--------25.01M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-2.26M3.13M633.36M-421.58M-8M-11.13M1.55M17.51M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-897.93M-2.15B-1.86B80.62M198.11M29.34M31.46M452.03M18.59M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-28.69M2.28B--54.39M21.01M360.27M-250.12M223.68M-256.76M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-6.04M-699.74M---27.01M28.33M8.73M-132.13M-75.14M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-192.57M-177.09M-221.08M-237.02M-223.13M-195.31M-169.43M-143.4M-140.37M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-2.26M-601.65M-2.91M1M-3.03M216.43M30.01M-29.16M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-9.81M35.26M6.34M9.71M-1M1.01M-16.7M-17.6M26.43M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year490.88M177.09M431.3M323.47M47.02M365.33M659.4M103.52M356.92M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End123.85M509.33M204.77M462.38M333.19M47.56M350.14M597.81M111.01M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Canadian Pacific Railway stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Canadian Pacific 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 Pacific Railway saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-367.02M in 2016. Apart from the Canadian Pacific 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: Canadian Pacific Railway reported a positive operating cash flow of $1.58B for 2016 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Canadian Pacific Railway used $-807.3M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • 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 $-1.13B for Canadian Pacific Railway.

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