Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

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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.

Caterpillar Inc., consolidated cash flow statement

US$ in millions

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12 months ended: Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Profit (loss) of consolidated and affiliated companies
Depreciation and amortization
Actuarial loss on pension and postretirement benefits
Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes
Goodwill impairment charge
Other
Adjustments for non-cash items
Receivables, trade and other
Inventories
Accounts payable
Accrued expenses
Accrued wages, salaries and employee benefits
Customer advances
Other assets, net
Other liabilities, net
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and divestitures
Net cash provided by operating activities
Capital expenditures, excluding equipment leased to others
Expenditures for equipment leased to others
Proceeds from disposals of leased assets and property, plant and equipment
Additions to finance receivables
Collections of finance receivables
Proceeds from sale of finance receivables
Investments and acquisitions, net of cash acquired
Proceeds from sale of businesses and investments, net of cash sold
Proceeds from sale of securities
Investments in securities
Other, net
Net cash used for investing activities
Dividends paid
Common stock issued, including treasury shares reissued
Common shares repurchased
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
Machinery, Energy & Transportation
Financial Products
Proceeds from debt issued, original maturities greater than three months
Machinery, Energy & Transportation
Financial Products
Payments on debt, original maturities greater than three months
Short-term borrowings, net, original maturities three months or less
Other, net
Net cash used for financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
Increase (decrease) in cash and short-term investments and restricted cash
Cash and short-term investments and restricted cash at beginning of period
Cash and short-term investments and restricted cash at end of period

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16).

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. Caterpillar Inc.’s net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net cash used for 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. Caterpillar Inc.’s net cash used for investing activities decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Net cash used for 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. Caterpillar Inc.’s net cash used for financing activities increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.