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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,319 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2015, Symantec Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $117 Mil. Its DDA was $102 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-3 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $31 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $53 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $0 Mil. In all, Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $300 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.

Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as:

Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is

Symantec Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 173 (Sep. 2014 ) + 358 (Dec. 2014 ) + 488 (Mar. 2015 ) + 300 (Jun. 2015 ) = $1,319 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.

Symantec Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $117 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

Symantec Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $102 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.

Symantec Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $-3 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital declined by $3 Mil from Mar. 2015 to Jun. 2015 .

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

Symantec Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $31 Mil.

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

Symantec Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 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.

Symantec Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $53 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).

Symantec Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 157404464-6,7867145931,172765898878
CF_DDA 640811824933837647656638491439
ChangeInWorkingCapital 525284504-339231339-83-277-181
CF_DeferredTax -20311-180-127-415154447-23
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00164157155145164164156195
Cash Flow from Others 418155447,52719173-44565-344
Cash Flow from Operations 1,5371,6661,8191,6711,6931,7941,9011,5931,2811,312

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 188157241283217236244222176117
CF_DDA 157156111110114116111107105102
ChangeInWorkingCapital 184-61-200-5438-121-239-25204-3
CF_DeferredTax 183120-42382010-2-5131
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 39393834454346515553
Cash Flow from Others 26-10-19-2-3-115-10
Cash Flow from Operations 612312191329449293173358488300
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