Northrop Grumman Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:NOC)

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$246.33 $1.48 (0.6%) NOC stock closing price Apr 21, 2017 (Closing)

The financial analysis of NOC requires an investor to check the cash flows for Northrop Grumman. While its important to look at the Northrop Grumman 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 Northrop Grumman 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. Northrop Grumman cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Northrop Grumman had cash and cash equivalents of $2.32B at the beginning of the quarter and $2.54B at quarter end for 2016-Q4.   Northrop Grumman had an inflow of $1.53B from operating activities, $107M inflow due to financing activities, and $200M spend due to investing activities for 2016-Q4. View details of Northrop Grumman cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
Northrop Grumman Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow456M322M209M103M467M329M216M99M462M322M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities153M-716M-663M-692M-827M-1.44B-1.35B-1.35B-138M-826M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net4M1M-75M-27M532M108M88M111M200M44M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-920M-608M-471M-298M-471M-334M-232M-117M-561M-285M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities115M3M2M-40M36M-2M2M-84M-72M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.55B-1.15B-682M-282M-3.18B-2.86B-1.92B-825M-2.67B-2.06B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities563M-107M-107M-107M600M600M600M600M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-640M-482M-322M-159M-603M-458M-309M-156M-563M-423M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-162M-155M-144M-136M-90M-80M-69M-67M-4M-13M
Northrop Grumman Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Northrop Grumman Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.32B3.86B5.15B3.86B3B3.7B3.28B1.5B963M1.02B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.54B1.1B1.14B1.28B2.32B1.29B1.91B2.65B3.86B3.4B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Northrop Grumman stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Northrop Grumman stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Northrop Grumman had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $222M for the latest quarter 2016-Q4. 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 Northrop Grumman 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Northrop Grumman gained $1.53B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • 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 $2.81B for NOC in last quarter 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 $-1.79B for Northrop Grumman.

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