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Statement of Cash Flows Quarterly Data

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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.

Comcast Corp., Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (quarterly data)

USD $ in millions

3 months ended Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Net income
Depreciation, amortization and other operating gains
Film and television cost amortization
Share-based compensation
Noncash interest expense, net
Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net
Cash received from investees
Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other
Deferred income taxes
Current and noncurrent receivables, net
Film and television costs, net
Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors
Other operating assets and liabilities
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Capital expenditures
Cash paid for intangible assets
Acquisitions and construction of real estate properties
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
Proceeds from sales of investments
Purchases of investments
Net cash used in investing activities
Proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings, net
Proceeds from borrowings
Repurchases and repayments of debt
Repurchases of common stock under repurchase program and employee plans
Dividends paid
Purchase of Universal Studios Japan noncontrolling interests
Issuances of common stock
Purchase of NBCUniversal noncontrolling common equity interest
Distributions to noncontrolling interests and dividends for redeemable subsidiary preferred stock
Settlement of Station Venture liability
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Source: Comcast Corp., Quarterly and 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. Comcast Corp.'s net cash provided by operating activities declined from Q2 2017 to Q3 2017 but then increased from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 exceeding Q2 2017 level.