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Comcast Corp (NAS:CMCSK)
Cash Flow from Operations
$18,462 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2016, Comcast Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $2,324 Mil. Its DDA was $2,395 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-1,212 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $367 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $164 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $76 Mil. In all, Comcast Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $4,114 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.

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

Comcast Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is

Comcast Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 4965 (Dec. 2015 ) + 5110 (Mar. 2016 ) + 4273 (Jun. 2016 ) + 4114 (Sep. 2016 ) = $18,462 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.

Comcast Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $2,324 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

Comcast Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $2,395 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.

Comcast Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-1,212 Mil. It means Comcast Corp's working capital declined by $1,212 Mil from Jun. 2016 to Sep. 2016 .

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

Comcast Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $367 Mil.

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

Comcast Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 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.

Comcast Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $164 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).

Comcast Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $76 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.

Comcast Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,5332,5872,5253,6283,6685,1577,8657,1358,5928,413
CF_DDA 4,9626,2086,4006,5006,6167,6367,7987,8718,0198,680
ChangeInWorkingCapital -294-277-16-959-156-7,152314-1,485-1,535-220
CF_DeferredTax 6742474958325491,058139161,165958
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00258257300344371419513567
Cash Flow from Others -1,25727569232027,302-1,633204191380
Cash Flow from Operations 6,6188,79210,23110,28111,17914,34514,85414,16016,94518,778

Comcast Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,0252,6331,9962,1412,1752,0412,0562,2242,0802,324
CF_DDA 2,0001,9592,0902,0662,1612,1832,2702,2782,3892,395
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1,316-459-4761,103-1,130432-625282-878-1,212
CF_DeferredTax 204380807-119230-44891217401367
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 147120127135159136137153178164
Cash Flow from Others 112299-81-6231236-4410376
Cash Flow from Operations 3,0614,7554,6435,2453,5894,9794,9655,1104,2734,114
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