Norfolk Southern Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:NSC)

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$139.17 $0.58 (0.42%) NSC stock closing price Mar 19, 2018 (Closing)

The Norfolk Southern cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 Norfolk Southern profits and Norfolk Southern debt. Norfolk Southern saw a cash impact of $-923M from the buyback of NSC shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Norfolk Southern stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Norfolk Southern saw a outflow of $-1.48B from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.06B1.03B1.06B956M922M922M869M826M845M815M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-259M155M-28M-385M88M34M-53M122M-339M-77M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-2.95B181M290M281M158M360M495M270M320M261M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-1.52B-1.76B-2.32B-2B-1.83B-2.05B-2.08B-1.37B-1.22B-1.45B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-7M-123M-5M-104M-130M-23M-135M-504M-266M-86M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities47M48M240M106M63M78M439M421M30M307M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-923M-746M-1.03B-188M-496M-1.2B-1.93B-774M66M-899M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-412M94M1.08B-445M739M1.13B501M-139M403M280M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-703M-695M-713M-687M-637M-624M-576M-514M-500M-456M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year956M1.1B973M1.44B653M276M827M996M618M206M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End690M956M1.1B973M1.44B653M276M827M996M618M
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 Norfolk Southern stock price history and Norfolk Southern stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Norfolk Southern saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-266M in 2017. Apart from the Norfolk Southern stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $3.25B for Norfolk Southern in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-1.48B for NSC 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 $-2.04B for Norfolk Southern.

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