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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.

Chevron 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 (loss)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
Dry hole expense
Distributions less than income from equity affiliates
Net before-tax gains on asset retirements and sales
Net foreign currency effects
Deferred income tax provision
(Increase) decrease in accounts and notes receivable
(Increase) decrease in inventories
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities
Increase (decrease) in income and other taxes payable
Net (increase) decrease in operating working capital
(Increase) decrease in long-term receivables
(Increase) decrease in other deferred charges
Cash contributions to employee pension plans
Net cash provided by operating activities
Additions to properties, plant and equipment
Additions to investments
Current-year dry hole expenditures
Payments for other liabilities and assets, net
Capital expenditures
Proceeds and deposits related to asset sales
Investments in time deposits
Maturities of time deposits
Net maturities of time deposits
Marketable securities purchased
Marketable securities sold
Net (purchases) sales of marketable securities
Borrowing of loans by equity affiliates
Repayment of loans by equity affiliates
Net (borrowing) repayment of loans by equity affiliates
Purchases of other short-term investments
Sales of other short-term investments
Net (purchases) sales of other short-term investments
Net cash used for investing activities
Proceeds from issuances of short-term obligations
Repayments of short-term obligations
Net borrowings (repayments) of short-term obligations with three months or less maturity
Net borrowings (repayments) of short-term obligations
Proceeds from issuances of long-term debt
Repayments of long-term debt and other financing obligations
Cash dividends, common stock
Distributions to noncontrolling interests
Net (purchases) sales of treasury shares
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1
Cash and cash equivalents at December 31
Source: Chevron 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. Chevron Corp.'s net cash provided by operating activities declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.