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MasTec Inc (NYSE:MTZ)
Cash Flow from Operations
$264 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, MasTec Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-3 Mil. Its DDA was $39 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-20 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-4 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $4 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $0 Mil. In all, MasTec Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $16 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.

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

MasTec Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

MasTec Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 47.027 (Jun. 2015 ) + 94.749 (Sep. 2015 ) + 106.811 (Dec. 2015 ) + 15.851 (Mar. 2016 ) = $264 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.

MasTec Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-3 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

MasTec Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $39 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.

MasTec Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-20 Mil. It means MasTec Inc's working capital declined by $20 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

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

MasTec Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-4 Mil.

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

MasTec 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.

MasTec Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $4 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).

MasTec Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 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.

MasTec Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -50-7677190106107141116-80
CF_DDA 15182850587593141154170
ChangeInWorkingCapital 2034-43-858-164-52-12120207
CF_DeferredTax 00000400700
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0043444131612
Cash Flow from Others 6124397-5519201758
Cash Flow from Operations 4669581242186172200323367

MasTec Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 4212344921-6-47-77-3
CF_DDA 38333742424343424239
ChangeInWorkingCapital -8-71-8-6316185124565-20
CF_DeferredTax 00000-7000-4
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 3344443334
Cash Flow from Others -419-6131-7-3740
Cash Flow from Operations 71-207626242119479510716
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