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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,373 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 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 Jan. 2015, Ross Stores Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $249 Mil. Its DDA was $63 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $14 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $52 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $14 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-0 Mil. In all, Ross Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $391 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.

Ross Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2015 is calculated as:

Ross Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2015 is

Ross Stores Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2015 was 504.577 (Apr. 2014 ) + 237.214 (Jul. 2014 ) + 240.191 (Oct. 2014 ) + 390.883 (Jan. 2015 ) = $1,373 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.

Ross Stores Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $249 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

Ross Stores Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $63 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.

Ross Stores Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $14 Mil. It means Ross Stores Inc's working capital increased by $14 Mil from Oct. 2014 to Jan. 2015 .

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

Ross Stores Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $52 Mil.

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

Ross Stores Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jan. 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.

Ross Stores Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $14 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).

Ross Stores Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $-0 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.

Ross Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 200242261305443555657787837925
CF_DDA 111108123142159161160185206233
ChangeInWorkingCapital 43139-4687243-62-60-3-54137
CF_DeferredTax -3-11-112416-1822-39-1525
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 002523263740494753
Cash Flow from Others 242913111110
Cash Flow from Operations 3755073545838886738209801,0221,373

Ross Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 160237235213172218244240193249
CF_DDA 46524950515756546063
ChangeInWorkingCapital -726855-92-8669190-58-1014
CF_DeferredTax -4-352-41-142-12-1752
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 13121212111112131414
Cash Flow from Others 000000000-0
Cash Flow from Operations 142333353179149341505237240391
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