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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.

Exxon Mobil 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 including noncontrolling interests
Depreciation and depletion
Deferred income tax charges (credits)
Postretirement benefits expense in excess of (less than) net payments
Other long-term obligation provisions in excess of (less than) payments
Adjustments for noncash transactions
Dividends received greater than (less than) equity in current earnings of equity companies
(Increase) reduction, notes and accounts receivable
(Increase) reduction, inventories
(Increase) reduction, other current assets
Increase (reduction), accounts and other payables
Changes in operational working capital, excluding cash and debt
Net gain on asset sales
All other items, net
Net cash provided by operating activities
Additions to property, plant and equipment
Proceeds associated with sales of subsidiaries, property, plant and equipment, and sales and returns of investments
(Increase) decrease in restricted cash and cash equivalents
Additional investments and advances
Other investing activities including collection of advances
Net cash used in investing activities
Additions to long-term debt
Reductions in long-term debt
Additions to short-term debt
Reductions in short-term debt
Additions/(reductions) in commercial paper, and debt with three months or less maturity
Cash dividends to ExxonMobil shareholders
Cash dividends to noncontrolling interests
Changes in noncontrolling interests
Tax benefits related to stock-based awards
Common stock acquired
Common stock sold
Net cash used in financing activities
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
Source: Exxon Mobil 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. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s net cash provided by operating activities declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.