First Data Corp Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:FDC)

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$25.18 $0.32 (1.29%) FDC stock closing price Aug 20, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like First Data Corp from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the First Data Corp 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 First Data Corp 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. 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 First Data Corp stock analysis. First Data Corp generated $2.05B cash from operating activities in 2017. First Data Corp had an inflow of $2.05B from operating activities, $9M inflow due to financing activities, and $-1.95B outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.07B1.06B1.13B1.16B1.21B1.33B1.34B1.53B1.55B1.56B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-330M-22M-523M-0.4M58.8M-118.5M157.5M-287.4M-193.7M-570.9M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-360M412M1.45B114.8M94.1M82.3M-50M363M654.1M3.21B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-271M-194M-265M-305.3M-182.3M-185.1M-185.8M-204.6M-169.7M-283.9M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.52B32M-85M239.3M6.2M-37.3M-14.3M16.6M-13.1M-87.6M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments90M--17M---7.9M-161.5M-3.9M74.9M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-250M-225M-318M-262.8M-177M-166.8M-197M-141.5M-228.7M-165.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares50M23M2.72B-------
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-441M-1.54B-1.31B-1.91B-92.2M-83.3M-104.5M-220.4M-243.1M-226.4M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings823M205M-31M11.8M-109.6M99.1M-107.3M75.1M-206.1M-41.9M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-260M-316M-312M-265.4M-252.5M-268.6M-327.5M-231M-10M-1.8M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-163M-106M-1.08B1.44B-35.8M4.3M-25.2M-277M193M139.9M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash7M-34M-23M-30.3M-12.5M--16.3M-4.9M-43.8M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year385M429M358M425.3M608.3M485.7M509.5M737M406.3M606.5M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End498M385M429M358.4M425.3M608.3M485.7M509.5M737M406.3M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that First Data Corp is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - First Data Corp 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 $2.05B for FDC.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-1.95B for FDC 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.
  • 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 $9M for First Data Corp.

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