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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.

Alphabet Inc., Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

USD $ in millions

12 months ended Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Net income
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
Amortization and impairment of intangible assets
Stock-based compensation expense
Excess tax benefits from stock-based award activities
Deferred income taxes
Gain on divestiture of business
(Gain) loss on marketable and non-marketable investments, net
Accounts receivable
Income taxes, net
Other assets
Accounts payable
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
Accrued revenue share
Deferred revenue
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions
Net cash provided by operating activities
Purchases of property and equipment
Proceeds from disposals of property and equipment
Purchases of marketable securities
Maturities and sales of marketable securities
Purchases of non-marketable investments
Maturities and sales of non-marketable investments
Cash collateral related to securities lending
Investments in reverse repurchase agreements
Proceeds from divestiture of business
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired, and purchases of intangible assets
Proceeds from collection of notes receivable
Net cash used in investing activities
Net payments related to stock-based award activities
Excess tax benefits from stock-based award activities
Adjustment Payment to Class C capital stockholders
Repurchases of capital stock
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of costs
Repayments of debt
Proceeds from sale of subsidiary shares
Net cash used in financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
Source: Alphabet 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. Alphabet Inc.'s net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.