Discover Financial Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:DFS)

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$75.4 $0.31 (0.41%) DFS stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Discover Financial needs to disclose. 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. Discover Financial stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $1.34B till 2018 Q2. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. Discover Financial saw a outflow of $-1.73B from investing activities till 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow18M6M-6M-10M-7M-5M-44M-36M-22M-14M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities71M-89M175M24M-284M-143M104M-61M-349M169M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net1.4B655M2.94B1.86B1.21B597M1.97B1.4B996M428M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-118M-58M-218M-161M-103M-47M-179M-132M-86M-46M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments28M15M128M112M66M25M1.26B367M-428M146M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1.64B959M-8.69B-5.64B-1.55B5M-5.97B-2.84B-82M882M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.14B-582M-2.09B-1.52B-968M-519M-1.9B-1.43B-844M-422M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-62M-57M823M1.22B950M1.37B773M2.08B-60M49M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-264M-142M-527M-390M-251M-127M-514M-386M-254M-129M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities2.9B2.34B6.75B4.13B858M1.53B4.45B1.7B983M925M
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 Year13.39B11.91B9.57B7.28B6.55B2.58B-5.1B13.02B10.17B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End15.92B17.1B13.31B13.25B12.95B15.16B11.91B12.08B10.62B12.14B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Discover Financial stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Discover Financial stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Discover Financial is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Discover Financial stock price movement.
  • 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 $2.82B for DFS.
  • 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 $-1.73B for DFS till last quarter 2018 Q2 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 $1.44B for Discover Financial.

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