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Compuware Corp (NAS:CPWR)
Cash Flow from Operations
\$146.2 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

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. 2014, Compuware Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was \$8.4 Mil. Its DDA was \$14.0 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was \$-42.9 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was \$2.4 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was \$0.0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was \$0.0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was \$7.8 Mil. In all, Compuware Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$-10.3 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.

Compuware Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

 Cash Flow from Operations (A: Mar. 2014 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + DDA + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = 68.125 + 63.427 + 41.993 + -14.112 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 0 + 2.093 = 161.5

Compuware Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

 Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + DDA + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = 8.377 + 14.037 + -42.893 + 2.376 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 0 + 7.809 = -10.3

Compuware Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 32.16 (Dec. 2013 ) + 102.282 (Mar. 2014 ) + 22.064 (Jun. 2014 ) + -10.294 (Sep. 2014 ) = \$146.2 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.

Compuware Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$8.4 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

Compuware Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$14.0 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.

Compuware Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$-42.9 Mil. It means Compuware Corp's working capital declined by \$42.9 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Compuware Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$2.4 Mil.

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

Compuware Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$0.0 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.

Compuware Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$0.0 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).

Compuware Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$7.8 Mil.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Compuware Corp Annual Data

 Mar05 Mar06 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 76.5 143.0 158.1 134.4 139.6 140.8 89.7 88.4 -17.3 68.1 CF_DDA 56.4 50.2 55.0 55.2 53.1 45.0 0.0 60.6 65.9 63.4 ChangeInWorkingCapital 66.0 -24.4 -18.8 22.2 12.5 60.5 0.0 -19.9 -14.6 42.0 CF_DeferredTax 27.7 23.1 7.0 -2.0 5.0 12.1 0.0 25.5 -8.7 -14.1 Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Stock Based Compensation 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Cash Flow from Others 15.7 37.9 3.4 25.0 21.8 -32.1 -89.7 25.0 107.0 2.1 Cash Flow from Operations 242.3 229.7 204.7 234.7 232.0 226.3 0.0 179.6 132.4 161.5

Compuware Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 10.5 10.6 25.3 -63.7 10.0 15.2 24.0 19.0 -1.4 8.4 CF_DDA 15.4 15.8 18.2 16.6 16.5 16.0 15.8 15.1 15.0 14.0 ChangeInWorkingCapital -15.1 -41.0 -18.1 59.6 5.9 -45.4 -21.4 102.8 2.3 -42.9 CF_DeferredTax -0.9 5.7 1.4 -14.9 -14.1 -2.3 12.0 -9.6 -3.2 2.4 Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Stock Based Compensation 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Cash Flow from Others 8.3 7.2 5.8 85.8 10.5 14.9 1.8 -25.0 9.4 7.8 Cash Flow from Operations 18.1 -1.8 32.6 83.4 28.7 -1.6 32.2 102.3 22.1 -10.3
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