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Scotts Miracle Gro Co (NYSE:SMG)
Cash Flow from Operations
$241 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

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 Sep. 2014, Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-16 Mil. Its DDA was $16 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $194 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $12 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-1 Mil. In all, Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $207 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was -180.2 (Dec. 2013 ) + -434.4 (Mar. 2014 ) + 648.9 (Jun. 2014 ) + 206.6 (Sep. 2014 ) = $241 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-16 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

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $16 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $194 Mil. It means Scotts Miracle Gro Co's working capital increased by $194 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $12 Mil.

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

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 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).

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-1 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 101133113-11153204168107161166
CF_DDA 67676870605962626664
ChangeInWorkingCapital 10-99-10838-18-53-5866-44
CF_DeferredTax -14-06-17-638-11242412
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 6382691501913-43182542
Cash Flow from Operations 227182247201265296122153342241

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 0107-68100148-19-66126122-16
CF_DDA 17161417161716161616
ChangeInWorkingCapital 62437-124-500521168-133-584478194
CF_DeferredTax 0240002400012
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 95-14597392833-1
Cash Flow from Operations 73638-169-377688199-180-434649207
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