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Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$4,204 Mil (TTM As of Aug. 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 Aug. 2015, Carnival Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $1,216 Mil. Its DDA was $399 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-551 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 $204 Mil. In all, Carnival Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Aug. 2015 was $1,281 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.

Carnival Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2015 is calculated as:

Carnival Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2015 is

Carnival Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2015 was 637 (Nov. 2014 ) + 771 (Feb. 2015 ) + 1515 (May. 2015 ) + 1281 (Aug. 2015 ) = $4,204 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.

Carnival Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Aug. 2015 was $1,216 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

Carnival Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Aug. 2015 was $399 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.

Carnival Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Aug. 2015 was $-551 Mil. It means Carnival Corp's working capital declined by $551 Mil from May. 2015 to Aug. 2015 .

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

Carnival Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Aug. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

Carnival Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Aug. 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.

Carnival Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Aug. 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).

Carnival Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Aug. 2015 was $204 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.

Carnival Corp Annual Data

Nov06Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13Nov14Nov15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,2792,4082,3301,7901,9781,9121,2981,0551,2161,757
CF_DDA 9881,1011,2491,3091,4161,5221,5271,5901,6371,626
ChangeInWorkingCapital 279470-201156396238-106-42217499
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0645050434639425255
Cash Flow from Others 8726-3737-1548241189308608
Cash Flow from Operations 3,6334,0693,3913,3423,8183,7662,9992,8343,4304,545

Carnival Corp Quarterly Data

Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 93443-20981,241-103492221,216270
CF_DDA 406404405410414408401406399420
ChangeInWorkingCapital -6824058696-5458137853-55160
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 8101313111511141317
Cash Flow from Others 137-2221-21-130917320204211
Cash Flow from Operations 8034754771,1961,1206377711,5151,281978
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