National Instruments Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:NATI)

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$48.08 $0.88 (1.8%) NATI stock closing price Sep 17, 2018 (Closing)

The National Instruments 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 National Instruments 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 National Instruments 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. National Instruments stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $55.32M till 2018 Q2. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. The cash from operating activities for National Instruments is $ 2018 Q2, which saw an increase from previous quarter.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow35.1M17.43M72.69M54.79M35.91M18.66M73.39M55.16M38.21M19.43M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-11.27M-7.87M75.96M-1.01M-7.28M6.44M18.17M32.45M6.21M20.06M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net19.7M6.15M23.37M16.98M12.85M3.41M21.54M11.87M10.13M-0.17M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-31.11M-15.78M-71.91M-58.49M-40.54M-22.43M-76.28M-34.4M-36.37M-9.26M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-------0.54M-0.54M-0.54M-0.54M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-89.64M-42.14M-48.1M-17.26M-31.79M-13.32M8.67M29.51M26.72M18.58M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.94M-2.85M-2.38M-1.37M-1.12M-0.52M-2.34M-26.01M-0.68M-8.36M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares16.62M8.6M29.09M22.87M15.4M7.81M23.27M16.52M9.19M2.8M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities----------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---25M-10M---12M-12M3M-12M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-60.58M-30.17M-109.55M-82.05M-54.59M-27.2M-102.89M-77.05M-51.27M-25.55M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities---0.84M-------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-2.76M2.57M9.14M7.76M5.72M2.71M----
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year290.16M285.28M251.12M274.03M230.26M161.99M142.6M219.44M201.46M229.4M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End217.62M250.36M290.16M294.19M263.15M279M285.28M300.65M285.26M265.4M
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 National Instruments stock price history and National Instruments 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 National Instruments is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - National Instruments stock price movement.
  • National Instruments increased its cash from operating activities to $98.85M till 2018 Q2. 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: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-124.69M for NATI till last quarter 2018 Q2 report.
  • 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 $-43.95M for National Instruments.

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