Financial Decision Making pros and cons

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To participate in the following discussions, go to this week’s Discussion link in the left navigation. The instructor likes references to be in the discussions as well as 200 words each

  1. The Statement of Cash Flows
    Describe the following terms as they relate to the statement of cash flows: cash, operating activities, investing activities, financing activities. What can creditors, investors, and other users glean from an analysis of the statement of cash flows?  Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings.
  2. Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows
    Using the table below, explain the difference between net income and cash flow from operating activities for Techno in 2009 and analyze Techno’s cash flows for 2008 and 2009.  

(in thousands)



Net income

$ 316,354

$ 242,329

Noncash charges (credits) to income

Depreciation and amortization



Deferred taxes



$ 399,904

$ 327,734

Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Assets and Liabilities:







Other current assets



Accounts payable, accrued liabilities



Total Cash Provided by Operations

 $ 24,525

$ 177,387

Investment activities

Additions to plant and equipment



Other investment activities



Net investment activities

($ 79,768)

($ 127,907)

Financing activities

Purchases of treasury stock



Dividends paid



Net changes in short-term borrowing



Additions to long-term borrowings



Repayments of long-term borrowings


Net financing activities

$ 165,353

($ 262,677)

Increase (decrease) in cash

$ 110,110

($ 213,197)

Beginning cash balance



Ending cash balance

$ 188,224

$ 78,114

To complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Assignment link in the left navigation. 

Eastman Kodak 4 

Each chapter in the textbook contains a continuation of this problem.  The objective is to learn how to do a comprehensive financial statement analysis in steps as you learn the content of each chapter.  Keep this in mind as you complete each week’s written assignment.  Using the Eastman Kodak 2007 Annual Report and Form10-K, complete the following requirements:

  • Open the financial statement analysis template that you saved from the Eastman Kodak 1 assignment and input the data from the Eastman Kodak cash flow statement.  All cash flows from discontinued operations should be combined and input on the line labeled as such toward the bottom of the statement. In 2005, add the loss from the cumulative effect of the accounting change to the loss from continuing operations and input in the first line “Income (loss) from continuing operations”.  When you have finished inputting the data, review the cash flow statement to make sure there are no red blocks indicating that your numbers do not match the cover sheet information you input from the Eastman Kodak 1 assignment.  Make any necessary corrections before saving the “print outs” for both your input and the common-size cash flow statement that the template automatically creates for you.  You will submit the “print outs” to your instructor.
  • Analyze the cash flow statement of Eastman Kodak.  Write a 3-page summary that includes important points that an analyst would use in assessing the ability of Eastman Kodak to generate cash flows and the appropriateness of the use of cash flows.

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