GE Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:GE)

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$13.69 $0.21 (1.51%) GE stock closing price Jul 17, 2018 (Closing)

The GE cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about GE profits and GE debt. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the GE cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of GE compared to various industry peers like MMM stock and HON stock. GE saw a inflow of $2.32B from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow5.14B5B4.85B9.28B9.76B9.35B9.19B10.01B10.64B11.49B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities3.29B3.16B-1.9B998M5.22B499M2.29B7.04B14.32B8.52B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-659M-5.39B15.53B307M1.66B1.12B681M1.31B62M1.44B
Other Adjustments Net8.72B-11.55B7.21B1.78B-1.12B6.73B7.05B6.12B-11.45B9.74B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.63B-2.78B-4.29B-7.47B-7.58B-8.93B-6.75B-2.59B-2.16B-5.04B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-1.4B62.98B69.87B543M2.21B2.39B6.63B4.36B3.85B-17.7B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments805M200M1.04B-4.27B19.41B6.87B14.65B25.01B43.69B-17.48B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities4.54B-11.2B-7.14B6.16B15.07B10.97B5.36B5.66B-2.39B-681M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.55B-21.43B-1.1B1.62B-8.29B-204M-9.33B-3.9B623M13.72B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-10.75B-57.28B-33.09B-15.83B-16.07B-40.92B-41.86B-52.51B-2.22B53.91B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings1.79B-1.14B-24.46B7.17B-12.03B201M12.7B3.38B-29.73B-34.22B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-8.65B-8.81B-9.3B-8.85B-7.82B-7.19B-6.46B-4.79B-8.99B-12.41B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1.01B-485M-8.11B-1.07B-1.36B-2.96B-1.91B-3.76B-3.2B3.63B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash891M-1.15B-3.46B-3.49B-795M1.28B-841M-333M--
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year49.56B90.88B91.02B88.79B77.46B84.62B79.09B72.44B48.37B16.03B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End44.05B49.56B90.88B91.02B88.79B77.46B84.62B79.08B72.44B48.37B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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GE stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and GE stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • GE had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-5.51B for the latest year 2017. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the GE stock price, albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • 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 $10.43B for GE.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $2.32B for GE 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-19.15B for GE. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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