Discover Financial Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:DFS)

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$77.3 $1.9 (2.52%) DFS stock closing price Aug 16, 2018 (Closing)

The Discover Financial cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. The profit-loss statement shows Discover Financial profits, the balance sheet shows Discover Financial 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 Discover Financial stock analysis. Discover Financial generated $5.21B cash from operating activities in 2017. The cash from operating activities for Discover Financial is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow-6M-44M-41M182M141M--234.58M-22.56M70.1M147.22M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities175M104M94M-135M-310M-323.01M-208.83M-108.73M1.81B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net2.94B1.97B1.5B1.46B1.22B-1.29B3.34B2.36B1.62B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-218M-179M-167M-145M-231M--108.54M-54.43M-52.54M-93.53M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--2M----401.15M---90.74M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments128M1.26B769M967M1.01B--790.17M-3.57B-1.6B-82.12M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-8.69B-5.97B-3.47B-5.02B-3.94B--6.82B-1.1B-4.5B-5.86B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.09B-1.9B-1.71B-1.56B-1.28B--412.15M-1.4B1.75B-6.83M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities823M773M2.13B2.02B2.76B--2.41B-7.14B693.98M-397.6M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---113M-27M-231M-50M--500M-259.31M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-527M-514M-515M-467M-399M--109.57M-845.43M-101.03M-116.95M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities6.75B4.45B1.51B1.14B2.77B-5.14B2.32B3.57B3.82B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------24.59M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year11.91B9.57B7.28B6.55B2.58B-5.1B13.02B10.17B8.79B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End13.31B11.91B9.57B7.28B6.55B-2.85B5.1B13.02B10.17B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Discover Financial stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Discover Financial 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:

  • Discover Financial saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.39B in 2017. Apart from the Discover Financial 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Discover Financial gained $5.21B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-8.78B for DFS 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 Discover Financial and its owners and creditors and was $4.96B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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