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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.

Danaher Corp., Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

USD $ in thousands

12 months ended Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Net earnings
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
Net earnings from continuing operations
Stock-based compensation expense
Restructuring and impairment charges
Pretax loss on early extinguishment of borrowings
Earnings from unconsolidated joint venture, net of cash dividends received
Pretax gain on sales of investments
Noncash items
Change in deferred income taxes
Change in trade accounts receivable, net
Change in inventories
Change in trade accounts payable
Change in prepaid expenses and other assets
Change in accrued expenses and other liabilities
Change in operating capital
Net cash provided by operating activities
Cash paid for acquisitions
Payments for additions to property, plant and equipment
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
Payments for purchases of investments
Proceeds from sales of investments
All other investing activities
Net cash used in investing activities
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock
Payment of dividends
Payment for purchase of noncontrolling interest
Make-whole premiums to redeem borrowings prior to maturity
Net proceeds from (repayments of) borrowings, maturities of 90 days or less
Proceeds from borrowings, maturities longer than 90 days
Repayments of borrowings, maturities longer than 90 days
All other financing activities
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
Operating cash provided by (used in) discontinued operations
Investing cash used in discontinued operations
Cash distributions to Fortive Corporation, net
Cash used in discontinued operations
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents
Net change in cash and equivalents
Beginning balance of cash and equivalents
Ending balance of cash and equivalents
Source: Danaher 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. Danaher Corp.'s net cash provided by operating activities declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.