AT&T Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:T)

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$32.24 $0.03 (0.09%) T stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

The AT&T cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For AT&T profits one has to check the income statement and for AT&T debt one has to check the balance sheet. AT&T had cash and cash equivalents of $5.79B at beginning of the year and $50.5B at year end for 2017. AT&T cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. AT&T saw a outflow of $-20.37B from investing activities for 2017.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow24.39B25.85B22.02B18.27B18.4B18.14B21.29B19.38B19.71B19.88B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-3.7B-3.02B-1.77B-1.76B-1.28B1.45B-2.94B-1.8B1.56B-6.16B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--------779M--
Other Adjustments Net-11.39B3.19B1.95B8.31B-874M12.04B12.12B-1.99B325M7.06B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-20.65B-21.52B-19.22B-21.2B-20.94B-19.47B-20.11B-19.53B-16.6B-19.68B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires1.18B-2.31B-30.68B4.98B-2.19B-16M-1.07B-1.08B-696M-9.36B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-4M506M1.55B-1.89B301M65M62M-100M55M504M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-902M-892M-796M-234M-291M-264M-135M-743M-689M-614M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-430M-366M-126M-1.58B-12.91B-12.28B237M50M28M-5.76B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities36.45B-683M23.93B5.63B9.14B4.75B362M-7.06B-493M8.41B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---1M-16M20M1M-1.63B1.59B-3.91B2.02B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-12.04B-11.8B-10.2B-9.55B-9.7B-10.24B-10.17B-9.92B-9.67B-9.51B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1.94B-1.62B-3.82B-2.22B251M89M-452M-515M-465M151M
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 Year5.79B5.12B8.6B3.34B4.87B3.05B1.44B3.74B1.79B1.97B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End50.5B5.79B5.12B8.6B3.34B4.87B3.19B1.44B3.8B1.79B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While AT&T stock price history provides the price history of a stock, AT&T 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:

  • AT&T has cash of $50.5B 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 AT&T stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. AT&T gained $39.15B 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 $-20.37B for T 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 AT&T and its owners and creditors and was $25.93B for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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