Paypal Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:PYPL)

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$87.73 $0.72 (0.83%) PYPL stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of PYPL requires an investor to check the cash flows for Paypal. Financials statements like the Paypal income statement and Paypal balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Items like capital purchases, bank loan payments etc. which have a direct impact on the cash position of a company come out through the statemement of cash flows and help an investor who undertakes the Paypal stock analysis. Paypal generated $2.53B cash from operating activities in 2017. Paypal has a positive cash and cash equivalents change of $1.29B.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec201720162015201420132012
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow805M724M608M516M453M382M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-581M-481M-506M-299M-146M-154M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations------
Other Adjustments Net512M1.51B1.22B1.58B731M559M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-667M-669M-696M-492M-391M-511M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-323M-19M-1.23B-2M-731M-22M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-968M-2.61B-4.22B333M-290M-85M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.4B-1.7B-244M-1.39B-309M-908M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-862M-886M75M---
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings820M-21M-862M-21M-133M20M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities4.13B2.95B3.87B-30M48M-230M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash36M--44M-26M3M-1M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.59B1.39B2.2B1.6B1.41B1.59B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.88B1.59B1.39B2.2B1.6B1.41B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Paypal stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Paypal stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Paypal is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Paypal stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Paypal reported a positive operating cash flow of $2.53B for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-5.36B for PYPL 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: 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. Paypal earned $4.08B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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