Stock Analysis on Net

salesforce.com inc. (NYSE:CRM)

Cash Flow Statement

The cash flow statement provides information about a company 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 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.

salesforce.com inc., consolidated cash flow statement

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12 months ended: Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Net income (loss) 4,072  126  1,110  127  180  (47)
Depreciation and amortization 2,846  2,135  982  784  663  553 
Amortization of costs capitalized to obtain revenue contracts, net 1,058  876  737  465  372  319 
Expenses related to employee stock plans 2,190  1,785  1,283  997  820  594 
Loss on settlement of Salesforce.org reseller agreement —  166  —  —  —  — 
Gains on strategic investments, net (2,170) (427) (542) —  (14) — 
Tax benefit from intra-entity transfer of intangible property (2,003) —  —  —  —  — 
Gain on sales of land and building improvements —  —  —  —  —  (22)
50 Fremont lease termination —  —  —  —  —  (37)
Excess tax benefits from employee stock plans —  —  —  —  —  (59)
Accounts receivable, net (1,556) (1,000) (923) (720) (628) (582)
Costs capitalized to obtain revenue contracts, net (1,645) (1,130) (981) (799) (462) (380)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets and other assets (133) (119) (58) 24  (29) 51 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,100  982  287  308  50  254 
Operating lease liabilities (830) (728) —  —  —  — 
Unearned revenue 1,872  1,665  1,503  1,552  1,211  970 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of business combinations (1,192) (330) (172) 365  142  312 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities 729  4,205  2,288  2,610  1,983  1,660 
Net cash provided by operating activities 4,801  4,331  3,398  2,738  2,162  1,613 
Business combinations, net of cash acquired (1,281) (369) (5,115) (25) (3,193) (59)
Proceeds from land and building improvements held for sale —  —  —  —  —  127 
Purchase of 50 Fremont land and building —  —  —  —  —  (425)
Deposit for purchase of 50 Fremont land and building —  —  —  —  —  115 
Non-refundable amounts received for sale of land available for sale —  —  —  —  — 
Purchases of strategic investments (1,069) (768) (362) (216) (110) (386)
Sales of strategic investments 1,051  434  260  131  80  20 
Purchases of marketable securities (4,833) (3,857) (1,068) (2,003) (1,070) (1,139)
Sales of marketable securities 1,836  1,444  1,426  559  2,005  500 
Maturities of marketable securities 1,035  779  146  79  67  38 
Capital expenditures (710) (643) (595) (534) (464) (284)
Net cash used in investing activities (3,971) (2,980) (5,308) (2,011) (2,684) (1,488)
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net (20) —  2,966  —  1,244  — 
Proceeds from employee stock plans 1,321  840  704  650  401  455 
Principal payments on financing obligations (103) (173) (131) (106) (98) (82)
Repayments of debt (4) (503) (1,529) (323) (550) (300)
Excess tax benefits from employee stock plans —  —  —  —  —  59 
Net cash provided by financing activities 1,194  164  2,010  221  998  133 
Effect of exchange rate changes 26  (39) 26  (12) (27) (7)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,050  1,476  126  937  448  250 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 4,145  2,669  2,543  1,607  1,158  908 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 6,195  4,145  2,669  2,543  1,607  1,158 

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-01-31).

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. salesforce.com inc. net cash provided by operating activities increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 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. salesforce.com inc. net cash used in investing activities increased from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly decreased from 2020 to 2021.
Net cash provided by 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. salesforce.com inc. net cash provided by financing activities decreased from 2019 to 2020 but then increased from 2020 to 2021 not reaching 2019 level.