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

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$28.34 $0.1 (0.35%) TDS stock closing price Mar 21, 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. While its important to look at the Telephone and Data Systems 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 Telephone and Data Systems 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. Telephone and Data Systems had cash and cash equivalents of $985M at beginning of the quarter and $784M at quarter end of 2017 Q3. Telephone and Data Systems cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Telephone and Data Systems saw a outflow of $-678M from 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-Flow894M422M211M850M636M422M212M844.36M628.44M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-158M-160M-118M-245M-116M-96M5M-202.19M86.15M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net61M41M1M125M60M32M19M-115.07M-252.37M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-398M-242M-127M-636M-426M-281M-159M-800.62M-558.11M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-181M-183M2M-32M-26M-29M2M56M38.06M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-100M--------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities1M1M--140M-142M-142M-6.93M6.33M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2M-2M4M7M6M-2M-4M9.3M6.47M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-9M-6M-3M-10M-7M-4M-3M524.18M224.38M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-51M-34M-17M-65M-49M-32M-16M-61.21M-45.85M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities3M-1M-9M6M4M3M-11.53M-4.67M
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 End784M791M896M900M985M899M1.05B984.64M865.42M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Telephone and Data Systems stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Telephone and Data Systems 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:

  • Telephone and Data Systems has cash of $784M 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 Telephone and Data Systems stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Telephone and Data Systems gained $621M 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 $-678M 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 shows the flow of cash between Telephone and Data Systems and its owners and creditors and was $-59M till 2017 Q3. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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