Synchrony Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:SYF)

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

The Synchrony cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Synchrony 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 Synchrony 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. Synchrony saw a cash impact of $-1.07B from the buyback of SYF shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Synchrony stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Synchrony had an inflow of $6.45B from operating activities, $396M inflow due to financing activities, and $-2.25B outflow due to investing activities till 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow187M118M59M219M164M108M54M174M127M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities93M-369M-305M-547M-397M-489M-350M710M115M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net4.62B2.77B1.5B4.9B3.35B2.28B1.21B3.09B2.39B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment---------
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments1.74B1.11B-223M-2B-203M431M200M-1.56B-2B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-3.99B-2.07B1.64B-11.32B-4.95B-1.67B1B-9.24B-3.61B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.07B-676M-238M-476M-238M----
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-503M-188M42M-1.21B-1.18B-1.36B-1.17B-2.02B-1.98B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings241M741M--2.96B-2.96B-3.65B-2.65B-1.1B-1.6B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-328M-210M-105M-214M-107M----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities2.05B474M-798M8.35B6.11B2.74B1.29B8.23B5.34B
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 End13.92B12.02B11.39B9.32B13.59B11.79B12.5B12.33B12.27B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into the following main sections:

  • Synchrony had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $4.59B in the latest quarter 2017 Q3. 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: Synchrony reported a positive operating cash flow of $6.45B till 2017 Q3 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • 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 $-2.25B for SYF till last quarter 2017 Q3 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 $396M for Synchrony.

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