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Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV (NYSE:CBI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$654 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

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. 2016, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-661 Mil. Its DDA was $29 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $151 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-174 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $8 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $805 Mil. In all, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $159 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 Co NV's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 141.85 (Mar. 2016 ) + 177.414 (Jun. 2016 ) + 175.777 (Sep. 2016 ) + 159.417 (Dec. 2016 ) = $654 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 Co NV's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-661 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 Co NV's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $29 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 Co NV's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $151 Mil. It means Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's working capital increased by $151 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

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

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-174 Mil.

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

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 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.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $8 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).

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $805 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 local exchange's currency.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 166-15180212255317513636-430-240
CF_DDA 407880737066180181161123
ChangeInWorkingCapital 212249-1847-252-901-749-1,19711
CF_DeferredTax 19-42-810306349139-146-87
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 17192931354163665840
Cash Flow from Others -7-38-40-19-25-33-16-91,499808
Cash Flow from Operations 44626249288413203-113264-56654

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 184182157186-726-47120133168-661
CF_DDA 45464442423332313029
ChangeInWorkingCapital -240291-581-185-251-181-56-34-50151
CF_DeferredTax 34665150-214-34303818-174
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 79317119157108
Cash Flow from Others -5188-41,15933612-1805
Cash Flow from Operations 25613-2909521117142177176159
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