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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.

CVS Health Corp., 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 income
Depreciation and amortization
Goodwill impairments
Losses on settlements of defined benefit pension plans
Stock-based compensation
Loss on early extinguishment of debt
Deferred income taxes
Other noncash items
Accounts receivable, net
Other current assets
Other assets
Accounts payable and claims and discounts payable
Accrued expenses
Other long-term liabilities
Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions
Adjustments required to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Purchases of property and equipment
Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment and other assets
Acquisitions (net of cash acquired) and other investments
Purchase of available-for-sale investments
Maturity of available-for-sale investments
Net cash used in investing activities
Increase (decrease) in short-term debt
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
Repayments of long-term debt
Purchase of noncontrolling interest in subsidiary
Payment of contingent consideration
Dividends paid
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
Repurchase of common stock
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period
Source: CVS Health Corp., 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. CVS Health Corp.'s net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly from 2016 to 2017.