Facebook Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:FB)

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$166 $1.57 (0.95%) FB stock closing price Jul 24, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Facebook from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Facebook profits, the balance sheet shows Facebook 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 Facebook stock analysis. Facebook generated $5.06B cash from operating activities in 2017-Q1. FB increase in investments stood at a negative value of $-5.89B for the latest 2017-Q1. View details of Facebook cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2017-Q1 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4
Facebook Net Income Cash Flow
3.06B10.22B5.94B3.57B1.51B3.69B2.13B1.23B512M2.94B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow671M2.34B1.73B1.14B552M1.95B1.4B916M457M1.24B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities535M758M-185M50M226M784M688M258M254M-262M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net788M2.79B2.27B1.43B695M2.18B1.56B1.18B477M1.54B
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
5.06B16.11B9.76B6.18B2.98B8.6B5.77B3.58B1.7B5.46B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.27B-4.49B-3.22B-2.13B-1.13B-2.52B-1.83B-1.05B-502M-1.83B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--123M-81M-20M-1M-313M-309M-282M-257M-4.98B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-4.63B-7.19B-6.54B-4.57B-576M-6.7B-4.65B-2.12B-2.11B1.24B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities11M61M82M74M33M102M77M44M23M-350M
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-5.89B-11.74B-9.76B-6.65B-1.68B-9.43B-6.71B-3.41B-2.84B-5.91B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-228M--------18M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--312M-312M-312M-312M-119M-107M-84M-47M-243M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-764M2M1.42B967M496M1.7B1.14B797M418M1.8B
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-992M-310M1.11B655M184M1.58B1.03B713M371M1.57B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash26M-63M31M12M58M-155M-99M-77M-123M-123M
Facebook Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-1.8B4B1.13B201M1.55B592M-7M808M-896M992M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year4.91B4.32B3.32B2.38B1.51B1.79B-297M--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End7.1B8.9B6.04B5.11B6.46B4.91B4.31B5.12B3.42B4.32B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Facebook stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Facebook 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:
  • Facebook has cash of $7.1B 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 Facebook stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $5.06B for Facebook in the latest quarter. 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 was negative at $-5.89B for FB 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.
  • 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 $-992M for Facebook.
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Key Financial Ratios For Facebook Cash Flow

FCF margin
0.47