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Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

Cash Flow Statement

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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 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.

Walmart Inc., consolidated cash flow statement

US$ in millions

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12 months ended: Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Consolidated net income 15,201  7,179  10,523  14,293  15,080  17,099 
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes —  —  —  —  —  (285)
Income from continuing operations 15,201  7,179  10,523  14,293  15,080  16,814 
Depreciation and amortization 10,987  10,678  10,529  10,080  9,454  9,173 
Unrealized (gains) and losses (1,886) 3,516  —  —  —  — 
(Gains) and losses for disposal of business operations 15  4,850  —  —  —  — 
Asda pension contribution (1,036) —  —  —  —  — 
Deferred income taxes 320  (499) (304) 761  (672) (503)
Loss on extinguishment of debt —  —  3,136  —  —  — 
Other operating activities 1,981  1,734  1,210  206  1,410  785 
Receivables, net 154  (368) (1,074) (402) (19) (569)
Inventories (300) (1,311) (140) 1,021  (703) (1,229)
Accounts payable (274) 1,831  4,086  3,942  2,008  2,678 
Accrued liabilities 186  183  928  1,137  1,303  1,249 
Accrued income taxes (93) (40) (557) 492  (472) 166 
Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions (327) 295  3,243  6,190  2,117  2,295 
Adjustments to reconcile income from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities 10,054  20,574  17,814  17,237  12,309  11,750 
Net cash provided by operating activities 25,255  27,753  28,337  31,530  27,389  28,564 
Payments for property and equipment (10,705) (10,344) (10,051) (10,619) (11,477) (12,174)
Proceeds from the disposal of property and equipment 321  519  378  456  635  570 
Proceeds from the disposal of certain operations 833  876  1,046  662  246  671 
Purchase of available for sale securities —  —  —  (1,901) —  — 
Payments for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (56) (14,656) (375) (2,463) —  — 
Other investing activities 479  (431) (58) (122) (79) (192)
Net cash used in investing activities (9,128) (24,036) (9,060) (13,987) (10,675) (11,125)
Net change in short-term borrowings (4,656) (53) 4,148  (1,673) 1,235  (6,288)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 5,492  15,872  7,476  137  39  5,174 
Repayments of long-term debt (1,907) (3,784) (13,061) (2,055) (4,432) (3,904)
Premiums paid to extinguish debt —  —  (3,059) —  —  — 
Dividends paid (6,048) (6,102) (6,124) (6,216) (6,294) (6,185)
Purchase of Company stock (5,717) (7,410) (8,296) (8,298) (4,112) (1,015)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest (555) (431) (690) (479) (719) (600)
Purchase of noncontrolling interest —  —  (8) (90) (1,326) (1,844)
Other financing activities (908) (629) (261) (255) (513) (409)
Net cash used in financing activities (14,299) (2,537) (19,875) (18,929) (16,122) (15,071)
Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (69) (438) 487  (452) (1,022) (514)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 1,759  742  (111) (1,838) (430) 1,854 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year 7,756  7,014  6,867  8,705  9,135  7,281 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period 9,515  7,756  6,756  6,867  8,705  9,135 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-30), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-30), 10-K (filing date: 2015-04-01).

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. Walmart Inc.’s net cash provided by operating activities decreased from 2018 to 2019 and 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. Walmart Inc.’s net cash used in investing activities decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased 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. Walmart Inc.’s net cash used in financing activities increased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly decreased from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.