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Tribune Company (OTCPK:TRBAA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$90 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2008)

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. 2008, Tribune Company's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-122 Mil. Its DDA was $53 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $0 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $118 Mil. In all, Tribune Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $50 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.

Tribune Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2007 is calculated as:

Tribune Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2008 is

Tribune Company Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2008 was 4.216 (Dec. 2007 ) + 51.323 (Mar. 2008 ) + -15.644 (Jun. 2008 ) + 49.684 (Sep. 2008 ) = $90 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.

Tribune Company's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $-122 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

Tribune Company's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $53 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.

Tribune Company's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $0 Mil. It means Tribune Company's working capital stayed the same from Jun. 2008 to Sep. 2008 .

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

Tribune Company's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $0 Mil.

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

Tribune Company's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 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).

Tribune Company's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $118 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.

Tribune Company Annual Data

Dec98Dec99Dec00Dec01Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 0000089157353559487
CF_DDA 00000228233244239256
ChangeInWorkingCapital 00000-26336540-152
CF_DeferredTax 000002534093-11314
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 00000-188194-27727251
Cash Flow from Operations 000001,1591,073659788456

Tribune Company Quarterly Data

Jun06Sep06Dec06Mar07Jun07Sep07Dec07Mar08Jun08Sep08
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 88164239-2336153-791,823-4,534-122
CF_DDA 56586962545784753853
ChangeInWorkingCapital -4-30742500-1768900
CF_DeferredTax 14-32-11900014000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 99-9-997251-35162-1,9364,480118
Cash Flow from Operations 253151164135142174451-1650
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