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Review Tesla’s Statement of Cash Flows for the last three years and define significant differences compareing to Ford’s Statement of Cash Flows to answer the following: (Focus on Tesla, not too much Ford)
What are the firms’ major sources of cash? What specific elements of Operating, investing, or financing activities?
What are the firms’ major uses of cash? What specific elements of Operating, investing, or financing activities?
What does the source and usage of cash from (a) and (b) tell us about the firm being able to meet its goals.
Was the firm able to generate enough cash from operations to pay all of its capital expenditure needs and dividends, if any?
1. If it did, what did the firm do with the excess cash?
2. If not, where did the excess cash need to pay for the capital expenditures and/or dividends come from? Is this sustainable?
Summarize your conclusions.