Exelis Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:XLS)

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$24.66 $0.16 (0.64%) XLS stock closing price May 28, 2015 (Closing)

The Exelis cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. The profit-loss statement shows Exelis profits, the balance sheet shows Exelis debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Exelis cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Exelis compared to various industry peers like HEI.A stock and HXL stock. Exelis had an outflow of $177M from operating activities, $65M inflow due to financing activities, and $64M gain due to investing activities for 2015-Q1. View details of Exelis cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3 2014-Q2
Exelis Net Income Cash Flow
59M249M165M113M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow25M106M88M55M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-87M-97M-103M-97M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations--19M--
Other Adjustments Net-14M-79M-79M-49M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
-17M160M71M22M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-2M-44M-33M-15M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--23M-22M-6M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-1M-1M-
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-2M-66M-56M-21M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares12M-126M-36M-38M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--140M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-20M-80M-60M-40M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities1M134M-2M-2M
Exelis Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-7M-72M42M-80M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-5M29M-2M4M
Exelis Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-31M51M55M-75M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year48M---
Cash & Equivalents at Year End479M510M524M394M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Exelis stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Exelis stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Exelis had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-31M for the latest quarter 2015-Q1. 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 Exelis 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: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Exelis lost $177M 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 was negative at $-2M for XLS 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: 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. Exelis earned $65M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.
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