Wells Fargo Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WFC)

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$58.86 $0.2 (0.34%) WFC stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Wells Fargo from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. 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 Wells Fargo profits and Wells Fargo 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 Wells Fargo stock analysis. Wells Fargo generated $18.72B cash from operating activities in 2017. Wells Fargo had an inflow of $18.72B from operating activities, $-10.92B spend due to financing activities, and $-5.16B outflow due to investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
22.46B22.05B23.28B23.61B22.22B19.37B16.21B12.66B12.67B2.66B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow5.41B4.97B3.29B2.52B3.29B2.81B2.21B1.92B2.84B1.67B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-13.41B-27.99B-6.98B-10.04B32.57B32.63B-20.91B-18.33B-14.46B-26.06B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net4.27B1.14B-4.81B1.45B-449M3.73B16.15B22.52B27.56B16.91B
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
18.72B169M14.77B17.53B57.64B58.54B13.67B18.77B28.61B-4.83B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----------
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-320M-30.58B-3M-174M--4.32B-353M-36M-138M11.2B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-17.11B-62.28B-51.29B-85.01B-120.53B-92.78B-9.29B-36.63B5.11B30.83B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities12.26B-29.26B-55.94B-43.2B-32.96B-42.79B-25.41B32.99B66.81B-60.21B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-5.16B-122.12B-107.24B-128.38B-153.49B-139.89B-35.04B-3.68B71.79B-18.17B
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-8.41B-4.6B-4B-4.8B13M-451M1.38B739M-3.24B37.55B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-37.23B55.65B15.7B26.33B27.8B-398M-38.87B-59.83B-57.86B5.84B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings14.02B-1.2B34.01B8.04B-3.39B7.7B-6.23B11.31B-69.11B-14.89B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-9.11B-9.04B-8.83B-8.14B-6.97B-5.46B-3.38B-1.78B-4.3B-4.31B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities29.81B82.76B55.12B89.09B76.45B82.38B71.88B23.43B37.44B7.82B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-10.92B123.57B92B110.5B93.91B83.77B24.78B-26.13B-97.08B32.01B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
2.64B1.62B-460M-348M-1.94B2.42B3.4B-11.04B3.32B9.01B
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year20.73B19.11B19.57B19.92B21.86B19.44B16.04B27.08B23.76B14.76B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End23.37B20.73B19.11B19.57B19.92B21.86B19.44B16.04B27.08B23.76B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Wells Fargo stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Wells Fargo 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:

  • Wells Fargo had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $2.64B for the latest year 2017. 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 Wells Fargo 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.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $18.72B for Wells Fargo in the latest 2017. 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.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-5.16B for WFC 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: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-10.92B for Wells Fargo. 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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