Walmart Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:WMT)

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$80 $0.38 (0.47%) WMT stock closing price Sep 18, 2017 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Walmart from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. Financials statements like the income statement and balance sheet show that the company has Walmart profits and Walmart debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Walmart had cash and cash equivalents of $8.71B at beginning of year and $6.87B at year end for 2017. Walmart cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. WMT decrease in investments stood at a negative value of $-13.99B for the latest 2017. View details of Walmart cash flows for latest & last 10 financial years

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Fiscal year is Feb - Jan.2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Walmart Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow10.08B9.45B9.17B8.87B8.5B8.13B7.64B7.16B6.74B6.32B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities6.19B2.12B2.3B-2.82B-1.06B-1.78B-1.7B4.37B1.31B560M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---285M-144M-67M-1.03B79M-146M153M
Other Adjustments Net967M738M282M659M394M1.45B1.74B-203M1.85B593M
Walmart Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-10.16B-10.84B-11.6B-12.39B-12.37B-12.93B-12.21B-11.18B-10.79B-13.98B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-2.46B---------257M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-1.9B---------1.34B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities540M167M479M90M-245M-3.68B17M-438M43M-95M
Walmart Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-8.3B-4.11B-1.02B-6.68B-7.6B-6.3B-14.78B-7.28B-3.52B-7.69B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-1.92B-4.39B1.27B2.1B-1.27B111M6.95B-833M827M2.1B
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-1.67B1.24B-6.29B911M2.75B3.02B503M-1.03B-3.75B2.38B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-6.7B-7.01B-6.79B-6.14B-5.36B-5.05B-4.44B-4.22B-3.75B-3.59B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-345M-1.84B-2.25B-1.21B-498M-242M-271M-832M267M-334M
Walmart Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-452M-1.02B-514M-442M223M-33M66M194M-781M252M
Walmart Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year8.71B9.14B7.28B7.78B6.55B7.4B7.91B7.28B5.57B7.77B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End6.87B8.71B9.14B7.28B7.78B6.55B7.4B7.91B7.28B5.57B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Walmart stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Walmart stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Walmart had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-1.84B 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 Walmart 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: Operating activities include the core business activities. This line item refers to the cash generated from the same and stood at a positive value of $31.53B for WMT.
  • Cash from investing stood at a negative value of $-13.99B for WMT 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-18.93B for Walmart.

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