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Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$6,861 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, Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $660 Mil. Its DDA was $1,013 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-364 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-53 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $130 Mil. In all, Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,386 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.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

Freeport-McMoRan Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 1878 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2396 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1201 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1386 (Jun. 2014 ) = $6,861 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.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $660 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

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,013 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.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-364 Mil. It means Freeport-McMoRan Inc's working capital declined by $364 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-53 Mil.

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

Freeport-McMoRan 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).

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $130 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.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2029951,4572,977-11,0673,5345,5445,7473,9803,441
CF_DDA 2152592331,2641,8991,1371,1281,0221,1792,797
ChangeInWorkingCapital -131179-1141,058-1,170-770-834-461-1,417-377
CF_DeferredTax 76-3216-288-4,653135286523269277
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -211522761,21418,361361149-211-2371
Cash Flow from Operations 3411,5531,8666,2253,3704,3976,2736,6203,7746,139

Freeport-McMoRan Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,0018941,1403938246101,048959626660
CF_DDA 2672912983233295309191,0199661,013
ChangeInWorkingCapital -720-54-765122-430235-294112-413-364
CF_DeferredTax 168120-6546136-9312610890-53
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 85-69-82381-28-24879198-68130
Cash Flow from Operations 8011,1825261,2658311,0341,8782,3961,2011,386
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