Switch to:
Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
Cash Flow from Operations
$387 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2014, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $85 Mil. Its DDA was $16 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $27 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-3 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $2 Mil. In all, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $127 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.

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

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 108.513 (Dec. 2013 ) + 42.845 (Mar. 2014 ) + 108.132 (Jun. 2014 ) + 127.261 (Sep. 2014 ) = $387 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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $85 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

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $16 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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $27 Mil. It means Mettler-Toledo International Inc's working capital increased by $27 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-3 Mil.

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

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 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).

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $2 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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 108109158179203173232269291306
CF_DDA 39373838404145495559
ChangeInWorkingCapital 19-0-7-9-275-19-40-29-40
CF_DeferredTax 00722444359
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 131-4-2497-1511
Cash Flow from Operations 166177192228223233268281328346

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6272105536974110587485
CF_DDA 14131514141516161616
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1617-15-42732-36-292327
CF_DeferredTax -3-212-3-2-217-1-3-3
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 33-53332-1-22
Cash Flow from Operations 91104112249112310943108127
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK