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Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE)
Cash Flow from Operations
$15,197 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

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. 2015, Pfizer Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $2,138 Mil. Its DDA was $1,272 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $585 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $18 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $141 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $870 Mil. In all, Pfizer Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $5,024 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.

Pfizer Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Pfizer Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is

Pfizer Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 5398 (Dec. 2014 ) + 685 (Mar. 2015 ) + 4090 (Jun. 2015 ) + 5024 (Sep. 2015 ) = $15,197 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.

Pfizer Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $2,138 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

Pfizer Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $1,272 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.

Pfizer Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $585 Mil. It means Pfizer Inc's working capital increased by $585 Mil from Jun. 2015 to Sep. 2015 .

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

Pfizer Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $18 Mil.

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

Pfizer Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 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.

Pfizer Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $141 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).

Pfizer Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $870 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.

Pfizer Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 19,3378,1448,0498,6308,28810,04914,59822,0729,1686,986
CF_DDA 5,2935,2005,0904,7578,4879,0267,6116,4105,5375,157
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3,016-8004,85912,517-10,4262,729-1,942-3,3921,423564
CF_DeferredTax -1,945-2,788-1,331-9,5821,9534542,1981,703317-18
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00384349405419481523586669
Cash Flow from Others -8,1073,5971,187-842,747-2,437-5,892-9,551-1481,154
Cash Flow from Operations 17,59413,35318,23816,58711,45420,24017,05417,76516,88314,512

Pfizer Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,5992,5742,3382,9212,6731,2362,3812,6362,138-169
CF_DDA 1,5211,5921,4561,4241,3261,3311,2601,2011,2721,424
ChangeInWorkingCapital 962920-1,091-8584302,942-1,87855851,852
CF_DeferredTax 40959345506-85-449-41-14218147
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 126105143138143162162185141181
Cash Flow from Others 291536-256-44-24176-1,1992058701,278
Cash Flow from Operations 5,9085,7862,9354,0874,4635,3986854,0905,0244,713
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