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Statement of Cash Flows

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The cash flow statement provides information about a company's cash receipts and cash payments during an accounting period, showing how these cash flaws link the ending cash balance to the beginning balance shown on the company's statement of financial position.

The cash flow statement consists of three parts: cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities, cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities, and cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities.

Adobe Systems Inc., Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

USD $ in thousands

12 months ended Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
Net income
Depreciation, amortization and accretion
Stock-based compensation
Deferred income taxes
Gain on the sale of property
Write down of assets held for sale
Unrealized (gains) losses on investments
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
Other non-cash items
Trade receivables, net
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Trade payables
Accrued expenses
Income taxes payable
Deferred revenue
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired assets and assumed liabilities
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Purchases of short-term investments
Maturities of short-term investments
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
Purchases of property and equipment
Proceeds from sale of property
Purchases of long-term investments, intangibles and other assets
Proceeds from sale of long-term investments
Net cash used for investing activities
Purchases of treasury stock
Proceeds from issuance of treasury stock
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
Proceeds from debt issuance
Repayment of debt and capital lease obligations
Debt issuance costs
Net cash used for financing activities
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
Source: Adobe Systems Inc., Annual Reports
Item Description The company
Net cash provided by operating activities The net cash from (used in) all of the entity's operating activities, including those of discontinued operations, of the reporting entity. Operating activities generally involve producing and delivering goods and providing services. Operating activity cash flows include transactions, adjustments, and changes in value that are not defined as investing or financing activities. Adobe Systems Inc.'s net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.