Qualcomm Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:QCOM)

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$53.74 $0.53 (1%) QCOM stock closing price Apr 28, 2017 (Closing)

The financial analysis of QCOM requires an investor to check the cash flows for Qualcomm. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Qualcomm profits and Qualcomm debt. Qualcomm had cash and cash equivalents of $7.56B at beginning of year and $5.95B at year end for 2016. Qualcomm cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Qualcomm had an inflow of $1.89B from operating activities, $3.26B spend due to financing activities, and $84M gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Qualcomm cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Qualcomm Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.43B1.21B1.15B1.21B920M1.18B666M635M456M383M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-153M-1.95B-618M-115M-665M442M-46M3.99B-708M24M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---665M-------
Other Adjustments Net423M971M1.06B839M-316M-959M209M952M650M101M
Qualcomm Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-523M-728M-1.19B-1.05B-1.28B-593M-426M-761M-1.4B-818M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-812M-3B-95M-192M-833M-3.13B----
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-2.58B178M-465M-402M-6.6B-781M523M-5.05B-1.45B-1.16B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities424M-25M106M64M1.84B15M-936M354M25M84M
Qualcomm Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-3.26B-10.46B-3.11B-3.09B487M2.57B-2.33B357M-486M-909M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-8.2B9.94B-95M119M-1.06B---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings8.95B1B---75M----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-2.99B-2.88B-2.59B-2.06B-1.58B-1.35B-1.18B-1.09B-982M-862M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Qualcomm Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-4M-20M-3M-20M-19M-14M-2M-5M-3M2M
Qualcomm Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year7.56B7.91B6.14B3.81B5.46B3.55B2.72B1.84B2.41B1.61B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End5.95B7.56B7.91B6.14B3.81B5.46B3.55B2.72B1.84B2.41B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Qualcomm stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Qualcomm stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Qualcomm has cash of $5.95B 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 Qualcomm stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Qualcomm reported a positive operating cash flow of $7.4B for 2016 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a positive value of $-3.49B for QCOM 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.
  • 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. Qualcomm spent $3.26B from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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