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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.

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

USD $ in millions

3 months ended Feb 18, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 May 7, 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Nov 20, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 8, 2016 Feb 14, 2016 Nov 22, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 10, 2015 Feb 15, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Sep 2, 2012 May 6, 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Nov 20, 2011
Net income including noncontrolling interests
Depreciation and amortization
Stock-based compensation
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
Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment
Other investing activities, net
Net cash used in investing activities
Change in bank checks outstanding
Repayments of short-term borrowings
Proceeds from short-term borrowings
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
Repayments of long-term debt
Investment by (distribution to) noncontrolling interests
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
Tax withholdings on stock-based awards
Repurchases of common stock
Cash dividend payments
Purchase of noncontrolling interest in Costco Mexico
Other financing activities, net
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
Source: Costco Wholesale 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. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s net cash provided by operating activities increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then declined significantly from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.