Westpac Banking Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WBK)

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$26.35 $0.07 (0.26%) WBK stock closing price Apr 28, 2017 (Closing)

The cash flow statement is one of the reports a publicly traded company like Westpac Banking needs to disclose. 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 Westpac Banking profits one has to check the income statement and for Westpac Banking debt one has to check the balance sheet. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Westpac Banking cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Westpac Banking compared to various industry peers like RY stock and TD stock. Westpac Banking had an inflow of $4.47B from operating activities, $969.72M spend due to financing activities, and $9.39B gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Westpac Banking cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Oct - Sep. 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Westpac Banking Net Income Cash Flow
5.49B6.35B29.6B6.86B------
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow889.45M1.31B-900.47M------
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities725.99M-17.79B8.36B15.69B------
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-3.06B9.71B-11.83B2.03B19.03B-12.34B421.15M15.22B-9.74B-1.03B
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
4.05B-425.58M26.13B25.48B19.03B-12.34B421.15M15.22B-9.74B-1.03B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-360.05M-513.68M-7.13B-295.84M-252.2M-397.52M-299.66M-195M-118.89M-114.06M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-76.57M509.75M-------60.8M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-4.38B-14.22B-11.46B-6.73B-5.28B-5.27B-8.89B1.57B-327.64M-1.28B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-520.56M-495.59M5.16B-735.12M-22.97B-16.93B-21.64B-24.83B-25.61B-47.2B
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-5.33B-14.72B-13.43B-7.76B-28.5B-22.6B-30.83B-23.45B-26.11B-48.6B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares1.93B-129.79M1.63B-60.76M-5.14M72.93M-5.39M-24.92M-33.58M-80.09M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities5.42B7.13B--13.95B1.54B-1.44B-1.1B-712.57M6.53B1.8B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---5.38B-284.88M-10.25B----23.41B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-3.98B-3.41B--5.01B-4.17B-3.93B-2.53B-571.08M-1.77B-1.32B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Westpac Banking Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
3.37B4.34B-889.68M-20.21B6.11B46.03B31.6B7.14B38.14B48.98B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-427.05M2.17B1.14B1.67B-479.7M1.02B-116.08M-41.78M36.3M-74.42M
Westpac Banking Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
1.65B-8.65B12.95B-820.78M-3.84B12.11B1.07B-1.13B2.33B-719.2M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year10.88B20.26B10.77B12.47B16.74B4.59B2.94B3.53B2.04B2.53B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End12.53B11.62B23.72B11.65B12.89B16.7B4.02B2.4B4.36B1.81B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Westpac Banking stock price history and Westpac Banking stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • Westpac Banking has cash of $12.53B 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 Westpac Banking stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $4.05B for Westpac Banking in the latest year. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-5.33B for WBK 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 $3.37B for Westpac Banking. 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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