Telephone and Data Systems Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:TDS)

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$27.93 $0.41 (1.45%) TDS stock closing price Mar 22, 2018 (Closing)

The Telephone and Data Systems cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Telephone and Data Systems profits and Telephone and Data Systems debt. 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 Telephone and Data Systems stock analysis. Telephone and Data Systems generated $782M cash from operating activities in 2016. Telephone and Data Systems saw a outflow of $-808M from investing activities for 2016.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow850M844.36M836.53M1.02B813.62M765.77M761.74M749.97M750.07M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-245M-202.19M-476.67M-217.55M-44.33M-72.99M-45.73M-117.59M-107.8M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net125M-115.07M182.24M-472.73M213.22M312.69M216.95M216.48M113.07M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-636M-800.62M-799.49M-883.79M-995.51M-971.75M-755.03M-671.16M-734.92M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-32M56M-107.6M496.55M-113.2M-105.5M-81.69M-29.22M-382.35M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments--50M115M123.44M212.32M-387.49M-85.57M231.57M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-140M6.93M-52.64M11.59M-12.79M-1.14M-4.51M-17.04M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares7M9.3M-59.22M-12.79M-43.39M-81.82M-120.06M-211.38M-226.91M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-10M524.18M275M-1.54M192.79M29.06M5.39M-143.07M-9.44M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings------32.67M---
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-65M-61.21M-58.04M-130.52M-53.16M-48.67M-47.2M-46.79M-47.32M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities9M-11.53M-0.91M--26.12M-33.92M-39.09M-26.2M-59.59M
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 Year985M471.9M830.01M740.48M563.27M341.68M670.99M777.3M1.17B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End900M984.64M471.9M830.01M740.48M563.27M368.13M670.99M777.3M
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 three main sections:

  • Telephone and Data Systems had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-85M 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 Telephone and Data Systems 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. Telephone and Data Systems gained $782M 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 $-808M for TDS 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-59M for Telephone and Data Systems. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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