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Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$9,005 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company’'s normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

For the three months ended in Sep. 2014, Apache Corporation's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-1,241 Mil. Its DDA was $2,835 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-177 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $479 Mil. In all, Apache Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,896 Mil.


Definition

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company’'s normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

Apache Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Apache Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Apache Corporation Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 2477 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2293 (Mar. 2014 ) + 2339 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1896 (Sep. 2014 ) = $9,005 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Cash flow from operations contains six items:

1. Net Income From Continuing Operations:
Net Income From Continuing Operations indicates the net income that a firm brings in from ongoing business activities. These activities are expected to continue into the next reporting period. It excludes extraordinary items, income from the cumulative effects of accounting changes, non-recurring items, income from tax loss carry forward, and preferred dividends.

Apache Corporation's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-1,241 Mil.

2. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization:
Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.
Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.
Generally:
• The term “depreciation” is used when discussing man made tangible assets
• The term “depletion” is used when discussing natural tangible assets
• The term “amortization” is used when discussing intangible assets

Apache Corporation's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $2,835 Mil.

3. Change In Working Capital:
Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities. Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow.

Apache Corporation's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-177 Mil. It means Apache Corporation's working capital declined by $177 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

4. Deferred Tax:
It is the cash flow generated from deferred tax.

Apache Corporation's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil.

5. Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations:
Cash received by a company that comes from the sale of part of business.

Apache Corporation's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil.

6. Cash Flow from Others:
These are cash differences caused by the change of inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable etc. For instance, if a company pays its suppliers slower, its cash position will build up faster. If a company receives payments from its customers slower, its account receivables will rise, and its cash position will grow more slowly (or even shrink).

Apache Corporation's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $479 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Cash Flow from Others, Cash Flow from Investing


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Apache Corporation Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,6692,6242,5522,812712-2853,0324,5842,0012,288
CF_DDA 1,2251,4161,8162,3487,8505,2133,0834,2047,1096,700
ChangeInWorkingCapital -194-412-755-518-312-761-642-281-1,74181
CF_DeferredTax 445599751890-1,236001,24600
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 87106-5214551571,2532001,135766
Cash Flow from Operations 3,2324,3324,3135,6777,0654,2246,7269,9538,5049,835

Apache Corporation Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3561806687781,03743538851613-1,241
CF_DDA 1,9322,0291,4081,3121,3501,9952,0431,2061,4572,835
ChangeInWorkingCapital 414-793-721262164-744399-11111-177
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 90207727269208292-3247158479
Cash Flow from Operations 2,7921,6232,0822,6212,7591,9782,4772,2932,3391,896
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