Western Digital Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:WDC)

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$76.64 $0.82 (1.06%) WDC stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

The Western Digital cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. 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 Western Digital profits one has to check the income statement and for Western Digital debt one has to check the balance sheet. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Western Digital cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Western Digital compared to various industry peers like EMC stock and NTAP stock. Western Digital has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-1.8B.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.41B1.19B1.11B1.24B1.23B825M602M510M479M413M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities91M377M-593M-234M715M324M238M-37M198M22M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net536M174M256M189M191M306M89M87M158M97M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-557M-584M-612M-628M-952M-641M-778M-737M-490M-615M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--9.84B-257M-823M-1M-3.53B-15M-253M-63M-927M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments210M977M-89M-489M-17M--4M2M221M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-289M-166M5M4M------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares296M466M-758M-629M-657M-530M8M79M-8M-
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-3.79B14.42B-125M-2.52B-230M-1.49B-106M-82M-27M-250M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-125M-------487M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-574M-464M-396M-259M-181M-----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-528M-3.79B210M3.02B20M2.84B-8M-13M-29M89M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-3M1M----1M----
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year8.15B5.02B4.8B4.31B3.21B3.49B2.73B1.79B1.1B700M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End6.35B8.15B5.02B4.8B4.31B3.21B3.49B2.73B1.79B1.1B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Western Digital stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Western Digital stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Western Digital has cash of $6.35B 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 Western Digital stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Western Digital reported a positive operating cash flow of $3.44B for 2017 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-636M for WDC stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Western Digital spent $-4.6B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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