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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.

Colgate-Palmolive Co., 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 including noncontrolling interests
Depreciation and amortization
Restructuring and termination benefits, net of cash
Venezuela remeasurement charges
Charge for a foreign tax matter
Stock-based compensation expense
Gain on sale of land in Mexico
Gain on sale of South Pacific laundry detergent business
Charge for Venezuela accounting change
Charge for U.S. tax reform
Deferred income taxes
Voluntary benefit plan contributions
Receivables
Inventories
Accounts payable and other accruals
Other non-current assets and liabilities
Cash effects of changes in assets and liabilities
Adjustments to reconcile net income including noncontrolling interests to net cash provided by operations
Net cash provided by operations
Capital expenditures
Sale of property and non-core product lines
Purchases of marketable securities and investments
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities and investments
Proceeds from sale of land in Mexico
Proceeds from sale of South Pacific laundry detergent business
Payment for acquisitions, net of cash acquired
Reduction in cash due to Venezuela accounting change
Other
Net cash used in investing activities
Principal payments on debt
Proceeds from issuance of debt
Dividends paid
Purchases of treasury shares
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
Net cash 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 beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
Source: Colgate-Palmolive Co., Annual Reports
Item Description The company
Net cash provided by operations 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. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s net cash provided by operations increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017.

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