Quest Diagnostics Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:DGX)

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$114.46 $0.53 (0.46%) DGX stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

The Quest Diagnostics cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. The profit-loss statement shows Quest Diagnostics profits, the balance sheet shows Quest Diagnostics 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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Quest Diagnostics stock analysis. Quest Diagnostics had a positive net income cash flow of $824M for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Quest Diagnostics saw a outflow of $-805M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow270M249M304M314M283M286.59M281.1M253.96M256.68M264.59M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-316M-166M-375M-326M-372M-91.65M-511.56M-241.8M-528.8M-296.09M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net397M290M128M358M-142M400.09M620.28M348.86M503.31M513.06M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-252M-293M-263M-308M-231M-182.23M-161.55M-205.4M-166.92M-212.68M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-581M131M-67M-728M83M-50.57M-1.3B--18.29M8.06M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments2M10M-32M11M2M15.66M216.74M-11.11M-10.68M5.73M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities26M---474M-----
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-335M-517M-164M-54M-899M-37.9M-798.17M-701.46M-412.87M-223.48M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities23M145M-84M371M-4M-654.41M979.09M-169.49M26.98M-458.94M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------12.09M14.2M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-247M-223M-212M-187M-185M-108.13M-64.66M-71.32M-74.74M-77.96M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-33M-96M-47M-38M-18M-21.64M-52.71M-44.21M-48.47M-31.62M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----17M-17.23M----
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year359M133M192M187M296M164.88M449.3M534.25M253.94M167.59M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End137M359M133M192M187M295.58M164.88M449.3M534.25M253.94M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Quest Diagnostics stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Quest Diagnostics 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:

  • Quest Diagnostics has cash of $137M on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Quest Diagnostics stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Quest Diagnostics gained $1.18B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-805M for DGX stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Quest Diagnostics spent $-592M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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