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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,444 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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 Dec. 2013, Symantec Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $283 Mil. Its DDA was $110 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-54 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-42 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $32 Mil. In all, Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $329 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. 2013 is calculated as:

Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Symantec Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 612 (Mar. 2013 ) + 312 (Jun. 2013 ) + 191 (Sep. 2013 ) + 329 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,444 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 Dec. 2013 was $283 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 Dec. 2013 was $110 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 Dec. 2013 was $-54 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital declined by $54 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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 Dec. 2013 was $-42 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 Dec. 2013 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).

Symantec Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $32 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 371536157404464-6,7867145931,172765
CF_DDA 117127640811824933733642653638
ChangeInWorkingCapital 314361525284504-3319231339-83
CF_DeferredTax 2761-20311-180-127-4151544
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 731224181552077,684268323-278229
Cash Flow from Operations 9031,2071,5371,6661,8191,6711,6931,7941,9011,593

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 182613559160189216200157241283
CF_DDA 162161169160162159157156111110
ChangeInWorkingCapital -101-80454-35-24130163-61-200-54
CF_DeferredTax -223-23-4813273120-42
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 67-314-47259604565291932
Cash Flow from Operations 308403687340178463612312191329
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