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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.

AbbVie 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 earnings
Amortization of intangible assets
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities
Stock-based compensation
Upfront costs and milestones related to collaborations
Devaluation loss related to Venezuela
Intangible asset impairment
Impacts related to U.S. tax reform
Other, net
Accounts receivable
Prepaid expenses and other assets
Accounts payable and other liabilities
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash from operating activities
Cash flows from operating activities
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
Other acquisitions and investments
Acquisitions of property and equipment
Purchases of investment securities
Sales and maturities of investment securities
Cash flows from investing activities
Net change in short-term borrowings
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
Repayments of long-term debt and lease obligations
Debt issuance cost
Dividends paid
Purchases of treasury stock
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options
Payments of contingent consideration liabilities
Net transactions with Abbott Laboratories, excluding non-cash items
Other, net
Cash flows from financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents
Net change in cash and equivalents
Cash and equivalents, beginning of year
Cash and equivalents, end of year
Source: AbbVie Inc., Annual Reports
Item Description The company
Cash flows from 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. AbbVie Inc.'s cash flows from operating activities declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.