Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Cash Flow Statement
Quarterly Data

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 (quarterly data)

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3 months ended: Jul 31, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014
Net earnings
Depreciation and amortization
Noncash lease expense
Deferred income taxes
(Gain) 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 debt
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under share-based payment plans
Cash dividend payments
Repurchase of common stock
Other, net
Net cash provided by (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

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03).

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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then decreased significantly from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
Net cash provided by (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 provided by (used in) financing activities increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then decreased significantly from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.