DQ #1: Cash Flows Information

READ – Chapter One – The Cash Flow Statement

WRITE – a minimum of 200 words addressing the following questions:

What information does the cash flow statement provide that you cannot see in the other financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, owner’s equity)? 

Explain the parts of the cash flow statement.

What elements of the cash flow statement do you think are most important for company management to monitor and why?

How can this document be used by investors?

DQ #2: Apple’s Cash Flow

READ – Chapter One – The Cash Flow Statement

WRITE – a minimum of 200 words addressing the following questions:

Go to www.apple.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and under About Apple, click on investors. Click on Financial Information and then click on 10K – Annual Reports. Click on the 9/26/2015 report. Go to the section titled, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, which contains the Cash Flow Statement. Review the cash flow statement for Apple.

How would you summarize Apple’s cash flow position and what does this statement tell you about where the money is coming from and where it’s going?

What should Apple do to improve its cash position and why?

What trends does the cash flow statement reveal?

Does the cash flow statement reveal any major cash flow changes?

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