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Carlisle Companies Inc (NYSE:CSL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$294 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2015, Carlisle Companies Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $39 Mil. Its DDA was $28 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-18 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-1 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $3 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-2 Mil. In all, Carlisle Companies Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $50 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.

Carlisle Companies Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Carlisle Companies Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

Carlisle Companies Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 19.1 (Jun. 2014 ) + 94.3 (Sep. 2014 ) + 131.2 (Dec. 2014 ) + 49.5 (Mar. 2015 ) = $294 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.

Carlisle Companies Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $39 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

Carlisle Companies Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $28 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.

Carlisle Companies Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-18 Mil. It means Carlisle Companies Inc's working capital declined by $18 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

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

Carlisle Companies Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-1 Mil.

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

Carlisle Companies Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Carlisle Companies Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $3 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).

Carlisle Companies Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-2 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.

Carlisle Companies Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 10621621654145146180270210251
CF_DDA 56606669687288105114104
ChangeInWorkingCapital 2-227-226189-110-9110548-50
CF_DeferredTax 8519-22882-14-62-10
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 000121412139123
Cash Flow from Others 37-34-39136-7-20-01193-2
Cash Flow from Operations 21020259274417107191486415296

Carlisle Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 4855877703675875339
CF_DDA 26303030242625262828
ChangeInWorkingCapital 90-41-258034-18-82-1666-18
CF_DeferredTax -9-13-337-222-0-3-9-1
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 36222433-73
Cash Flow from Others 51991-81-1-31-2
Cash Flow from Operations 16338821969951199413150
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