Financial Decision Making

Question 1 – 250 words

Referencing this week’s readings and lecture, describe the following terms as they relate to the statement of cash flows: cash, operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. What can creditors, investors, and other users glean from an analysis of the statement of cash flows?

Question 2 – 250 words

Using the table below, explain the difference between net income and cash flow from operating activities for Techno in 2009 and analyze their cash flows for 2008 and 2009.

(in thousands) 2009 2008
Net income $ 316,354 $  242,329
Noncash charges (credits) to income
Depreciation and amortization      68,156       62,591
Deferred taxes      15,394       22,814
$ 399,904 $  327,734
Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Assets and Liabilities:
Receivables   (288,174)      (49,704)
Inventories   (159,419)    (145,554)
Other current assets         (1,470)         3,832
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities       73,684       41,079
Total Cash Provided by Operations    $ 24,525 $  177,387
Investment activities
Additions to plant and equipment    (94,1760)      (93,136)
Other investment activities       14,408      (34,771)
Net investment activities   ($ 79,768) ($ 127,907)
Financing activities
Purchases of treasury stock      (45,854)      (39,267)
Dividends paid      (49,290)      (22,523)
Net changes in short-term borrowing     125,248       45,067
Additions to long-term borrowings     135,249         4,610
Repayments of long-term borrowings    (250,564)
Net financing activities $  165,353 ($ 262,677)
Increase (decrease) in cash $  110,110 ($ 213,197)
Beginning cash balance       78,114     291,311
Ending cash balance $  188,224 $    78,114

PAPER 3

Cash Flow Statement – Ford Motor Company

In a two- to three-page paper (not including the title and reference pages), explain the purpose of a cash flow statement and how it reflects the firm’s financial status. Include important points that an analyst would use in assessing the financial condition of the company.  Also, analyze Ford Motor Company’s cash flow from its 2012 Annual Report (Links to an external site.) https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/en/investors/reports-and-filings/Annual%20Reports/2012-annual-report.pdf

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