Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Cash Flow Statement

Beginner level

The cash flow statement provides information about a company’s cash receipts and cash payments during an accounting period, showing how these cash flows link the ending cash balance to the beginning balance shown on the company’s balance sheet.

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.

Costco Wholesale Corp., consolidated cash flow statement

US$ in millions

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12 months ended: Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Net income including noncontrolling interests
Depreciation and amortization
Non-cash lease expense
Stock-based compensation
Excess tax benefits on stock-based awards
Other non-cash operating activities, net
Deferred income taxes
Merchandise inventories
Accounts payable
Other operating assets and liabilities, net
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Adjustments to reconcile net income including noncontrolling interests to net cash provided by operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Purchases of short-term investments
Maturities and sales of short-term investments
Additions to property and equipment
Acquisitions
Other investing activities, net
Net cash used in investing activities
Change in bank payments outstanding
Repayments of short-term borrowings
Proceeds from short-term borrowings
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
Repayments of long-term debt
Tax withholdings on stock-based awards
Excess tax benefits on stock-based awards
Repurchases of common stock
Cash dividend payments
Other financing activities, net
Net cash used in financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents end of year

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14).

Cash flow statement item Description The company
Net cash provided by operating activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) from operating activities, excluding discontinued operations. Operating activity cash flows include transactions, adjustments, and changes in value not defined as investing or financing activities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Net cash used in investing activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) of investing activities, excluding discontinued operations. Investing activity cash flows include making and collecting loans and acquiring and disposing of debt or equity instruments and property, plant, and equipment and other productive assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net cash used in investing activities increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Net cash used in financing activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) of financing activities, excluding discontinued operations. Financing activity cash flows include obtaining resources from owners and providing them with a return on, and a return of, their investment; borrowing money and repaying amounts borrowed, or settling the obligation; and obtaining and paying for other resources obtained from creditors on long-term credit.