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Forest City Enterprises Inc (NYSE:FCE.A)
Cash Flow from Operations
$149 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2014, Forest City Enterprises Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-98 Mil. Its DDA was $59 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-24 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-17 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $154 Mil. In all, Forest City Enterprises Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $75 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.

Forest City Enterprises Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as:

Forest City Enterprises Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

Forest City Enterprises Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 43.709 (Jul. 2013 ) + 9.93 (Oct. 2013 ) + 19.921 (Mar. 2014 ) + 75.279 (Jun. 2014 ) = $149 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.

Forest City Enterprises Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-98 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

Forest City Enterprises Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $59 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.

Forest City Enterprises Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-24 Mil. It means Forest City Enterprises Inc's working capital declined by $24 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

Forest City Enterprises Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-17 Mil.

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

Forest City Enterprises Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 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).

Forest City Enterprises Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $154 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.

Forest City Enterprises Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 431048417752-112-2486-136
CF_DDA 128181181187231270267244223236
ChangeInWorkingCapital 0000-81-5959-514125
CF_DeferredTax 3269177914-2-2570-4929
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -552275-13356200144-82121-4
Cash Flow from Operations 148376357310272297422267299423

Forest City Enterprises Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Mar13Apr13Jul13Oct13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 24-14-252-23-19-2113514-98
CF_DDA 53545870687093835559
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1747-14109-11-27-16-1512-24
CF_DeferredTax 1111-41026-10-071-32-17
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 64277-15203-11-264-30154
Cash Flow from Operations 7714011690601644102075
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