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Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. (NAS:ULTA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$328 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 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 Jan. 2014, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s Net Income From Continuing Operations was $71 Mil. Its DDA was $29 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $120 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $4 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $5 Mil. In all, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $228 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 42.835 (Apr. 2013 ) + 41.685 (Jul. 2013 ) + 15.613 (Oct. 2013 ) + 227.592 (Jan. 2014 ) = $328 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $71 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

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $29 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s change in working capital for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $120 Mil. It means Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s working capital increased by $120 Mil from Oct. 2013 to Jan. 2014 .

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

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $4 Mil.

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

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jan. 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).

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.'s cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $5 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 0162325253971120173203
CF_DDA 02230405162657688106
ChangeInWorkingCapital 017-16-2663332728
CF_DeferredTax 0-3-3-323381194
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 01-1125-0-13-337
Cash Flow from Operations 038564775173177221239328

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 74463535386542454571
CF_DDA 19202122222325262729
ChangeInWorkingCapital -2569-29-25-1572-25-31-56120
CF_DeferredTax 011-1-0630-114
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -52-4-13-8-10-212-15
Cash Flow from Operations 17143132441162434216228
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