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Dollar Tree Inc (NAS:DLTR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$488 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 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 Oct. 2015, Dollar Tree Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $82 Mil. Its DDA was $170 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-207 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-50 Mil. In all, Dollar Tree Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $-5 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.

Dollar Tree Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2015 is calculated as:

Dollar Tree Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 is

Dollar Tree Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2015 was 538.3 (Jan. 2015 ) + 129.8 (Apr. 2015 ) + -175.5 (Jul. 2015 ) + -4.8 (Oct. 2015 ) = $488 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.

Dollar Tree Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $82 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

Dollar Tree Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $170 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.

Dollar Tree Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $-207 Mil. It means Dollar Tree Inc's working capital declined by $207 Mil from Jul. 2015 to Oct. 2015 .

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

Dollar Tree Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

Dollar Tree Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Oct. 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.

Dollar Tree Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $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).

Dollar Tree Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $-50 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.

Dollar Tree Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 192201230321397488619597599282
CF_DDA 159159162158160164175191206488
ChangeInWorkingCapital 7234-3075-84-13-88-4197-140
CF_DeferredTax -22-47170000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 001722283236373853
Cash Flow from Others 1219861715-6411-1498
Cash Flow from Operations 413367403581519687678793927781

Dollar Tree Inc Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 12521313812113320770-9882229
CF_DDA 4950515051545390170175
ChangeInWorkingCapital -124155-72-153255-19-181-207266
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 16816-6-8232614-50162
Cash Flow from Operations 6642719816723538130-176-5831
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