East West Bancorp Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:EWBC)

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$61.68 $0.45 (0.72%) EWBC stock closing price Sep 18, 2018 (Closing)

The East West Bancorp cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the East West Bancorp 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 East West Bancorp 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. East West Bancorp cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. East West Bancorp had cash and cash equivalents of $1.88B at the beginning of the year and $2.17B at year end for 2017. East West Bancorp saw a outflow of $-2.5B from investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow142.56M111.55M16.81M-56.69M-144.49M-151.07M-143.4M-178.39M-34.86M18.95M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities36.01M39.04M-54.2M270.16M263.63M24.72M-312.01M274.79M-193.46M-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net12.7M59.57M122.33M-163.05M11.66M132.21M465.5M608.23M304.59M212.56M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment105.99M--6.55M-9.51M-82.04M8.63M-1.28M-90.81M-0.16M-3.6M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires3.63M--138.46M---67.18M599.03M-1.18M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments843.07M213.87M-1.82B-42.06M52.56M-482.91M-439.04M-459.07M278.25M-544.03M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.45B-2.01B-1.8B-2.45B-2.71B-284.62M-630.9M618.77M317.95M416.14M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-10.66M-0.24M-3.12M-3.53M-210.77M-196.12M-8.77M-303.29M608.34M503.06M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-15M-720M680M-40.31M89.69M-224.04M-795.44M-734.51M--105.64M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-61.56M62.5M-566.81M-25M-20M-5.2M-63.33M40.09M-2.28B-557.87M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-116.82M-115.82M-115.64M-103.61M-86.29M-64.21M-30.67M-29.6M-29.66M-33.41M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities2.27B2.45B3.5B2.28B2.11B853.8M1.81B254.81M304.89M862.63M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash31.17M-11.94M-11.04M---0.9M-1.06M2.1M--
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.88B1.36B1.04B895.82M1.32B1.43B1.33B1.1B878.85M160.34M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.17B1.88B1.36B1.04B895.82M1.32B1.43B1.33B835.14M878.85M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The East West Bancorp stock price history and East West Bancorp stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that East West Bancorp is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - East West Bancorp stock price movement.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $696.9M for East West Bancorp in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-2.5B for EWBC 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 East West Bancorp and its owners and creditors and was $2.07B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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