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Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$770 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

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. 2017, Pentair PLC's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $81 Mil. Its DDA was $45 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-226 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-5 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $16 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-18 Mil. In all, Pentair PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-106 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.

Pentair PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Pentair PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is

Pentair PLC Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 384.5 (Jun. 2016 ) + 187.3 (Sep. 2016 ) + 304.6 (Dec. 2016 ) + -106 (Mar. 2017 ) = $770 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Pentair PLC's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $81 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

Pentair PLC's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $45 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.

Pentair PLC's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-226 Mil. It means Pentair PLC's working capital declined by $226 Mil from Dec. 2016 to Mar. 2017 .

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

Pentair PLC's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-5 Mil.

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

Pentair PLC's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 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.

Pentair PLC's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $16 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).

Pentair PLC's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-18 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 local exchange's currency.

Pentair PLC Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 211237116189-3-105518215-65522
CF_DDA 838710584108160275140261181
ChangeInWorkingCapital 39-87-10-32-3732147137-2629
CF_DeferredTax -17413129-6-13954-233-16
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0211721193631343334
Cash Flow from Others 25-94-1-2323859-97505534112
Cash Flow from Operations 341204258270320449281,008739861

Pentair PLC Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 121114148115-442921589218081
CF_DDA -50606263764598-74445
ChangeInWorkingCapital 138-31510616168-154132-1061-226
CF_DeferredTax -306-1-31-14-1323-12-5
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 91010861666616
Cash Flow from Others 137-7-612535-138326-18
Cash Flow from Operations 325-133319210343-15385187305-106
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