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Tesco PLC (OTCPK:TSCDY)
Cash Flow from Operations
$4,279 Mil (TTM As of Aug. 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 six months ended in Aug. 2013, Tesco PLC's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $2,205 Mil. Its DDA was $1,259 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-857 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 $-792 Mil. In all, Tesco PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the six months ended in Aug. 2013 was $1,816 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.

Tesco PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash Flow from Operations(A: Feb. 2013 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=2956.25942685+2398.19004525+-565.610859729+0
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Cash Flow from Others
+0+-509.803921569
=4,279

Tesco PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2013 is

Cash Flow from Operations(Q: Aug. 2013 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=2205.08744038+1259.14149444+-856.915739269+0
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Cash Flow from Others
+0+-791.73290938
=1,816

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Tesco PLC Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2013 was $4,279 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.

Tesco PLC's net income from continuing operations for the six months ended in Aug. 2013 was $2,205 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

Tesco PLC's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the six months ended in Aug. 2013 was $1,259 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.

Tesco PLC's change in working capital for the six months ended in Aug. 2013 was $-857 Mil. It means Tesco PLC's working capital declined by $857 Mil from Feb. 2013 to Aug. 2013 .

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

Tesco PLC's cash flow from deferred tax for the six months ended in Aug. 2013 was $0 Mil.

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

Tesco PLC's cash flow from discontinued operations for the six months ended in Aug. 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).

Tesco PLC's cash flow from others for the six months ended in Aug. 2013 was $-792 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.

Tesco PLC Annual Data

Feb04Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 000000006,3892,956
CF_DDA 1,2771,4151,4621,7081,9841,6842,0842,2942,3702,398
ChangeInWorkingCapital 898834307583688401,899394486-566
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 2,0441,8952,8013,3134,3343,0853,1634,205-2,271-510
Cash Flow from Operations 4,2194,1454,5715,0806,6865,6097,1466,8936,9754,279

Tesco PLC Semi-Annual Data

Feb09Aug09Feb10Aug10Feb11Aug11Feb12Aug12Feb13Aug13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 000002,9673,4132,9262202,205
CF_DDA 9011,1751,0001,0951,1601,1591,2071,2601,2201,259
ChangeInWorkingCapital 520651,839-204606-350837-834214-857
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1,5961,7771,5231,9702,165-593-1,676-1,345748-792
Cash Flow from Operations 3,0173,0164,3612,8613,9313,1833,7822,0062,4031,816
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