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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE:CBI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$-113 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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 Dec. 2013, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $217 Mil. Its DDA was $49 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-80 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-106 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $1 Mil. In all, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $81 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.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was -312.215 (Mar. 2013 ) + 11.473 (Jun. 2013 ) + 106.763 (Sep. 2013 ) + 81.143 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-113 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.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $217 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

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $49 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.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-80 Mil. It means Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's working capital declined by $80 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-106 Mil.

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

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 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).

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1 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.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6616117166-15180212255317513
CF_DDA 221844407880737066180
ChangeInWorkingCapital 44131340212249-1847-252-878
CF_DeferredTax 00019-42-810306349
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 0-0-2510-19-111211824
Cash Flow from Operations 13316547644626249288413203-113

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 732556173869743120133217
CF_DDA 17181717171629515249
ChangeInWorkingCapital 141116-18-157-12-66-473-243-81-80
CF_DeferredTax -1018-2331419657613-106
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 2-183244-1248-101
Cash Flow from Operations 22422459-3110964-3121110781
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