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JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NAS:JBHT)
Cash Flow from Operations
$923 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

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. 2016, JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $100 Mil. Its DDA was $88 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $90 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $11 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $15 Mil. In all, JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $305 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.

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 197.994 (Jun. 2015 ) + 243.423 (Sep. 2015 ) + 176.348 (Dec. 2015 ) + 304.896 (Mar. 2016 ) = $923 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.

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $100 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

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $88 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.

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $90 Mil. It means JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's working capital increased by $90 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

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

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 Mil.

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

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 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.

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $11 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).

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $15 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.

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 220213201136200257310342375427
CF_DDA 184205202189197214229253294340
ChangeInWorkingCapital 71764-26-2934-25-97-131-10
CF_DeferredTax 532033401182148790
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 091418212730323537
Cash Flow from Others 71057-2-14-17-5-679
Cash Flow from Operations 423458505357428636548574647873

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 92699310211092103115117100
CF_DDA 66697275788184868888
ChangeInWorkingCapital -3519-17-7-126513331-12590
CF_DeferredTax 32-5-1279000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 910979101161011
Cash Flow from Others -1-3-2-0-121-3248615
Cash Flow from Operations 163159142185160256198243176305
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