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EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC)
Cash Flow from Operations
$6,548 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2014, EMC Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $432 Mil. Its DDA was $442 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $275 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-47 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $236 Mil. In all, EMC Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,338 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.

EMC Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

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

EMC Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 1228 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1792 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2190 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1338 (Mar. 2014 ) = $6,548 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.

EMC Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $432 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

EMC Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $442 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.

EMC Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $275 Mil. It means EMC Corp's working capital increased by $275 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

EMC Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-47 Mil.

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

EMC Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0 Mil.

6. 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).

EMC Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $236 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, 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.

EMC Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 8711,1331,2281,6661,3201,1221,9702,6092,8863,093
CF_DDA 6767227649171,0581,0731,1681,4221,5281,665
ChangeInWorkingCapital 240238-2114535164509651,0711,2441,439
CF_DeferredTax 242-3-132-68527-50-19-118-202
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 74126492159667662496587722928
Cash Flow from Operations 2,1022,2162,1403,1273,5653,3344,5495,6696,2626,923

EMC Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6266896599126157506381,090432622
CF_DDA 367376385400391412412450442461
ChangeInWorkingCapital 63864141401549-13842460427553
CF_DeferredTax -52-6544-45-62724-171-47-121
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 109173209231220197294217236239
Cash Flow from Operations 1,6881,2371,4381,8991,7131,2281,7922,1901,3381,254
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