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Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE:MUR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$693 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, Murphy Oil Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-199 Mil. Its DDA was $286 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-104 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-86 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $147 Mil. In all, Murphy Oil Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $43 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.

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

Murphy Oil Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

Murphy Oil Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 181.367 (Jun. 2015 ) + 381.317 (Sep. 2015 ) + 86.841 (Dec. 2015 ) + 43.312 (Mar. 2016 ) = $693 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.

Murphy Oil Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-199 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

Murphy Oil Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $286 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.

Murphy Oil Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-104 Mil. It means Murphy Oil Corp's working capital declined by $104 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

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

Murphy Oil Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-86 Mil.

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

Murphy Oil Corp'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.

Murphy Oil Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 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).

Murphy Oil Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $147 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.

Murphy Oil Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6387671,7407417987419648881,025-2,256
CF_DDA 4075458521,0281,1651,0931,3761,5531,9061,620
ChangeInWorkingCapital -275211112-195640-825-401266-435
CF_DeferredTax 493729097143172317158-171-978
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000243101183
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 144181461933839658015301912,579
Cash Flow from Operations 9631,7403,0401,8653,1292,1453,0563,6383,0491,183

Murphy Oil Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1801691432714424-89-1,587-583-199
CF_DDA 414396459499552481403434302286
ChangeInWorkingCapital 2911930-42-11259-152-10-62-104
CF_DeferredTax 1723-546-235-184-10-781-3-86
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 05-1012253-0917130
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -37011311392-286-25192,155431147
Cash Flow from Operations 5327267298797145341813818743
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