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GDF Suez (OTCPK:GDFZY)
Cash Flow from Operations
$16,381 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 six months ended in Jun. 2014, GDF Suez's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $0 Mil. Its DDA was $2,805 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $586 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $1,702 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $3,203 Mil. In all, GDF Suez's Cash Flow from Operations for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $8,296 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.

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

Cash Flow from Operations(A: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=0+28459.1280654+-253.40599455+-1874.65940054
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Cash Flow from Others
+0+-9949.59128065
=16,381

GDF Suez's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

Cash Flow from Operations(Q: Jun. 2014 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=0+2805.1420839+585.926928281+1702.30040595
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Cash Flow from Others
+0+3202.97699594
=8,296

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. GDF Suez Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $16,381 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.

GDF Suez's net income from continuing operations for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0 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

GDF Suez's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $2,805 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.

GDF Suez's change in working capital for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $586 Mil. It means GDF Suez's working capital increased by $586 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Jun. 2014 .

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

GDF Suez's cash flow from deferred tax for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,702 Mil.

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

GDF Suez's cash flow from discontinued operations for the six 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).

GDF Suez's cash flow from others for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $3,203 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.

GDF Suez Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,0623,12100000000
CF_DDA 1,7471,6002,2642,8355,2796,7429,8019,58812,29528,459
ChangeInWorkingCapital -408-788-293-360-4,6182,836-345-550-1,323-253
CF_DeferredTax 0000000052-1,875
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 554-5504,7466,3855,1579,8637,0318,8177,070-9,950
Cash Flow from Operations 3,9543,3836,7178,8615,81919,44116,48717,85518,09416,381

GDF Suez Semi-Annual Data

Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 0000000000
CF_DDA 2,3013,9865,6394,7335,3144,4667,4614,46223,8152,805
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3,689-766455-1,059406-1,369158-1,7771,597586
CF_DeferredTax 000001,480-1,5511,902-3,8541,702
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 3,7955,4461,3456,1073,3014,0812,6533,571-13,6663,203
Cash Flow from Operations 9,7858,6667,4399,7819,0218,6588,7228,1577,8918,296
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