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PSS World Medical, Inc. (NAS:PSSI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$128 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2012)

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 six months ended in Sep. 2012, PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Net Income From Continuing Operations was $15 Mil. Its DDA was $8 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-9 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-8 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $18 Mil. In all, PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $26 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.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2012 is calculated as:

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. PSS World Medical, Inc. Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2012 was $128 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.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s net income from continuing operations for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $15 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

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s depreciation, depletion and amortization for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $8 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.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s change in working capital for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $-9 Mil. It means PSS World Medical, Inc.'s working capital declined by $9 Mil from Jun. 2012 to Sep. 2012 .

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

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s cash flow from deferred tax for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $-8 Mil.

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

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s cash flow from discontinued operations for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 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).

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s cash flow from others for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $18 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.

PSS World Medical, Inc. Annual Data

Mar03Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -55283944505758697574
CF_DDA 15172122242625273136
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1-43-48-26-21-22-16-9-16-2
CF_DeferredTax 7121725-2710-83-1
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 7697312313232322
Cash Flow from Operations 44223668647090102116128

PSS World Medical, Inc. Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 14202022142020201115
CF_DDA 7889999988
ChangeInWorkingCapital 0-19-146-8-25252-9
CF_DeferredTax -0-24210-533-8
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 66665196-118
Cash Flow from Operations 2712364235238622326
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