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BG Group PLC (OTCPK:BRGYY)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,997 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

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 Mar. 2015, BG Group PLC's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $715 Mil. Its DDA was $646 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $189 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $13 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-605 Mil. In all, BG Group PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $958 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.

BG Group PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

BG Group PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

BG Group PLC Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 2125 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1238 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1676 (Dec. 2014 ) + 958 (Mar. 2015 ) = $5,997 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.

BG Group PLC's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $715 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

BG Group PLC's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $646 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.

BG Group PLC's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $189 Mil. It means BG Group PLC's working capital increased by $189 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

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

BG Group PLC's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

BG Group PLC's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

BG Group PLC's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $13 Mil.

7. 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).

BG Group PLC's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-605 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Stock Based Compensation, 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.

BG Group PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 00000006,3454,147-2,321
CF_DDA 8661,3951,3511,2891,7502,1552,2912,5932,9552,799
ChangeInWorkingCapital -311-198-44417-192-444-574-176-413979
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 34596950656072737462
Cash Flow from Others 2,0613,1723,8044,4363,6934,3615,193-8401,0545,880
Cash Flow from Operations 2,6504,4285,1806,1925,3166,1326,9827,9957,8177,399

BG Group PLC Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 9372,1101,7181,908-1,5891,9012,1261,986-8,334715
CF_DDA 649744755669787749690701659646
ChangeInWorkingCapital -380-89268-283-30938131-93660189
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 13201618202110171413
Cash Flow from Others 420-560-602-9613,177-692-732-1,3738,677-605
Cash Flow from Operations 1,6392,2252,1551,3512,0862,3602,1251,2381,676958
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