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Pentair Ltd (NYSE:PNR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$915 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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 Dec. 2013, Pentair Ltd's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $160 Mil. Its DDA was $62 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $93 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $32 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-62 Mil. In all, Pentair Ltd's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $286 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 Ltd's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Pentair Ltd's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Pentair Ltd Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 20 (Mar. 2013 ) + 366.1 (Jun. 2013 ) + 243.7 (Sep. 2013 ) + 285.5 (Dec. 2013 ) = $915 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.

Pentair Ltd's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $160 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 Ltd's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $62 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 Ltd's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $93 Mil. It means Pentair Ltd's working capital increased by $93 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

Pentair Ltd's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $32 Mil.

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

Pentair Ltd's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 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).

Pentair Ltd's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-62 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.

Pentair Ltd Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 171185184211231116189-3-105543
CF_DDA 617374838710584108164286
ChangeInWorkingCapital 35-25-4539-87-10-32-396490
CF_DeferredTax 176-11-17413129-6-14755
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -2093025-6816-126092-58
Cash Flow from Operations 26424823134120425827032068915

Pentair Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 172-175637533-27553156174160
CF_DDA 29292626268680746962
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3-13-158128589-108118-1493
CF_DeferredTax 1-10040-151215632
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -118249131771-728-62
Cash Flow from Operations 8880-6823581-17920366244286
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