Switch to:
Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH)
Cash Flow from Operations
$44 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 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 three months ended in Oct. 2012, Spartech Corporation's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $3 Mil. Its DDA was $8 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-0 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $1 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $4 Mil. In all, Spartech Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was $15 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.

Spartech Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as:

Spartech Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is

Spartech Corporation Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2012 was -6.714 (Jan. 2012 ) + 15.507 (Apr. 2012 ) + 20.304 (Jul. 2012 ) + 15.176 (Oct. 2012 ) = $44 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.

Spartech Corporation's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was $3 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

Spartech Corporation's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Oct. 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.

Spartech Corporation's change in working capital for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was $-0 Mil. It means Spartech Corporation's working capital declined by $0 Mil from Jul. 2012 to Oct. 2012 .

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

Spartech Corporation's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was $1 Mil.

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

Spartech Corporation's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Oct. 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).

Spartech Corporation's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was $4 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.

Spartech Corporation Annual Data

Oct03Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3442123934-1928-50-213
CF_DDA 32354041434744373332
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1-39293414384-8-7-2
CF_DeferredTax 00000-592-22-51
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 002314132637834310
Cash Flow from Operations 67381051281049765394244

Spartech Corporation Quarterly Data

Jul10Oct10Jan11Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -4-56133-28-2423
CF_DDA 9988898878
ChangeInWorkingCapital 00-1-1242-1449-0
CF_DeferredTax -0-20-300-30001
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1171221371024
Cash Flow from Operations 164811717-7162015
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK