Synchrony Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:SYF)

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$36.73 $0.11 (0.3%) SYF stock closing price Feb 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of SYF requires an investor to check the cash flows for Synchrony. Financials statements like the Synchrony income statement and Synchrony balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Synchrony cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Synchrony compared to various industry peers like AXP stock and MCO stock. SYF decrease in investments stood at a value of $-13.32B for the latest year 2016.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow219M174M131M104M83M96M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-547M710M92M698M828M1.21B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations------
Other Adjustments Net4.9B3.09B3.01B2.9B2.61B2.32B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment------
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---6.39B-3.15B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-2B-1.56B-1.35B-60M9M-77M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-11.32B-9.24B-8.72B-7.4B-6.46B-4.65B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-476M-2.84B---
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.21B-2.02B-8.79B-3.49B1.93B-5.05B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-2.96B-1.1B11.84B---
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-214M-----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities8.35B8.23B8.35B-137M-963M2.07B
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 Year12.33B11.83B2.32B1.33B1.19B219M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End9.32B12.33B11.83B2.32B1.33B1.19B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Synchrony stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Synchrony 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:

  • Synchrony had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-3B for the latest year 2016. 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 Synchrony 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. Synchrony gained $6.82B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-13.32B for SYF 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 shows the flow of cash between Synchrony and its owners and creditors and was $3.49B for 2016. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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