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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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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 flows 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.

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., consolidated cash flow statement

US$ in millions

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12 months ended Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Net earnings
Depreciation and amortization
Noncash lease expense
Deferred income taxes
Loss on property and other assets, net
Impairment of goodwill
Loss on extinguishment of debt
(Gain) loss on cost method and equity method investments
Share-based payment expense
Merchandise inventory, net
Other operating assets
Accounts payable
Other operating liabilities
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Purchases of investments
Proceeds from sale/maturity of investments
Capital expenditures
Contributions to equity method investments, net
Proceeds from sale of property and other long-term assets
Purchases of derivative instruments
Proceeds from settlement of derivative instruments
Acquisition of business, net
Other, net
Net cash used in investing activities
Net change in commercial paper
Net proceeds from issuance of debt
Repayment of long-term debt
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under share-based payment plans
Cash dividend payments
Repurchase of common stock
Other, net
Net cash used in financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents, including cash classified within current assets held for sale
Net increase (decrease) in cash classified within current assets held for sale
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

Cash flow statement item Description The company
Net cash provided by 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Net cash used in 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s net cash used in investing activities increased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly decreased from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Net cash used in 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s net cash used in financing activities decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.