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General Electric Co. (GE)


Cash Flow Statement

Beginner level

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 balance sheet.

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.

General Electric Co., consolidated cash flow statement

US$ in millions

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Net earnings (loss)
Net (earnings) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Loss from discontinued operations
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment
Amortization of intangible assets
Goodwill impairments
Gains on purchases and sales of business interests
Principal pension plans cost
Principal pension plans employer contributions
Other postretirement benefit plans, net
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
Cash paid during the year for income taxes
Deferred income taxes
(Increase) decrease in contract and other deferred assets
(Increase) decrease in GE current receivables
(Increase) decrease in inventories
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable
Increase (decrease) in GE progress collections
(Increase) decrease in operating capital
All other operating activities
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company to cash provided from operating activities
Cash from operating activities
Additions to property, plant and equipment
Dispositions of property, plant and equipment
Additions to internal-use software
Net (increase) decrease in GE Capital financing receivables
Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations
Proceeds from principal business dispositions
Net payments for principal businesses purchased
All other investing activities
Cash from investing activities
Net increase (decrease) in borrowings, maturities of 90 days or less
Newly issued debt, maturities longer than 90 days
Repayments and other reductions, maturities longer than 90 days
Net (purchases) dispositions of GE shares for treasury
Dividends paid to shareholders
All other financing activities
Cash used for financing activities
Cash from (used for) operating activities, discontinued operations
Cash from (used for) investing activities, discontinued operations
Cash from (used for) financing activities, discontinued operations
Cash used for discontinued operations
Effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of year

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Cash flow statement item Description The company
Cash from operating activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) from operating activities, excluding discontinued operations. Operating activity cash flows include transactions, adjustments, and changes in value not defined as investing or financing activities. General Electric Co.’s cash from operating activities decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Cash from investing activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) of investing activities, excluding discontinued operations. Investing activity cash flows include making and collecting loans and acquiring and disposing of debt or equity instruments and property, plant, and equipment and other productive assets. General Electric Co.’s cash from investing activities increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Cash used for financing activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) of financing activities, excluding discontinued operations. Financing activity cash flows include obtaining resources from owners and providing them with a return on, and a return of, their investment; borrowing money and repaying amounts borrowed, or settling the obligation; and obtaining and paying for other resources obtained from creditors on long-term credit. General Electric Co.’s cash used for financing activities decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.