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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.

Altria Group 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
Depreciation and amortization
Deferred income tax provision (benefit)
Earnings from equity investment in AB InBev/SABMiller
Gain on AB InBev/SABMiller business combination
Dividends from AB InBev/SABMiller
Asset impairment and exit costs, net of cash paid
Loss on early extinguishment of debt
Accounts payable
Income taxes
Accrued liabilities and other current assets
Accrued settlement charges
Cash effects of changes in operating capital
Pension and postretirement plans contributions
Pension provisions and postretirement, net
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to operating cash flows
Net cash provided by operating activities
Capital expenditures
Acquisitions of businesses and assets
Proceeds from finance assets
Proceeds from AB InBev/SABMiller business combination
Purchase of AB InBev ordinary shares
Payment for derivative financial instruments
Proceeds from derivative financial instruments
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
Long-term debt issued
Long-term debt repaid
Repurchases of common stock
Dividends paid on common stock
Premiums and fees related to early extinguishment of debt
Net cash used in financing activities
Cash and cash equivalents, increase (decrease)
Cash and cash equivalents, balance at beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents, balance at end of year
Source: Altria Group 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. Altria Group Inc.'s net cash provided by operating activities declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.