HSBC Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:HSBC)

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$49.62 $0.21 (0.43%) HSBC stock closing price Apr 20, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like HSBC from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For HSBC profits one has to check the income statement and for HSBC debt one has to check the balance sheet. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in HSBC stock analysis. HSBC had a positive net income cash flow of $17.17B till this quarter of 2017 Q4. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. HSBC saw a inflow of $65.56B from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.86B-863M-5.21B-----
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-5.13B--5.5B-39.5B-66.36B--40.93B-
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-24.38B--17.49B-17.14B--1.04B-20.95B-
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.17B--314M--1.15B--389M--1.25B-
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires6.92B-141M-4.8B-16M-8M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments61.09B-58.37B--27B--16.81B--38.74B-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1.29B-4.53B-8.29B-3.79B-1.07B-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares2.13B-2.68B--1.79B-103M-3.6B-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-3.57B--520M-2.03B-583M-1.02B-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-9.01B--3.27B--9.16B--4.29B--7.5B-
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-------702M--697M-
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash18.23B-11.55B--14.29B--1.45B--13.83B-
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year274.55B243.86B301.3B346.28B315.31B325.45B274.08B250.77B278.87B297.01B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End337.41B-335.83B-274.55B-299.75B-243.86B-
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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HSBC stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and HSBC stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • HSBC has cash of $337.41B 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 HSBC stock price.
  • HSBC decreased its cash from operating activities to $-10.48B till 2017 Q4. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: HSBC generated $65.56B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • 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. HSBC spent $-10.45B from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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