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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.

Caterpillar Inc., Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (quarterly data)

USD $ in millions

3 months ended Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Profit (loss) of consolidated and affiliated companies
Depreciation and amortization
Goodwill impairment charge
Adjustments for non-cash items
Receivables, trade and other
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 provided by (used for) financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
Increase (decrease) in cash and short-term investments and restricted cash
Source: Caterpillar Inc., 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. Caterpillar Inc.'s net cash provided by operating activities declined from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 but then increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 not reaching Q3 2017 level.