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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.

FedEx Corp., Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

USD $ in millions

12 months ended May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
Net income
Depreciation and amortization
Provision for uncollectible accounts
Deferred income taxes and other noncash items
Stock-based compensation
Retirement plans mark-to-market adjustment
Gain from sale of investment
Impairment and other charges
Other current assets
Pension and postretirement healthcare assets and liabilities, net
Accounts payable and other liabilities
Other, net
Changes in assets and liabilities
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities
Cash provided by operating activities
Capital expenditures
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired
Proceeds from asset dispositions and other
Cash used in investing activities
Principal payments on debt
Proceeds from debt issuances
Proceeds from stock issuances
Excess tax benefit on the exercise of stock options
Dividends paid
Purchase of treasury stock
Other, net
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
Source: FedEx Corp., Annual Reports
Item Description The company
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. FedEx Corp.'s cash provided by operating activities increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly from 2016 to 2017.