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United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$7,505 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, United Technologies Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $1,551 Mil. Its DDA was $486 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $265 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $229 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $-25 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $711 Mil. In all, United Technologies Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $3,217 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.

United Technologies Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

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

United Technologies Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 694 (Mar. 2013 ) + 1960 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1634 (Sep. 2013 ) + 3217 (Dec. 2013 ) = $7,505 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.

United Technologies Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,551 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

United Technologies Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $486 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.

United Technologies Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $265 Mil. It means United Technologies Corp's working capital increased by $265 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

United Technologies Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $229 Mil.

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

United Technologies Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-25 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).

United Technologies Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $711 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.

United Technologies Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,6733,0693,7324,2245,0534,1794,5235,2165,2006,074
CF_DDA 9789841,0331,1731,3211,2581,3001,2631,5241,821
ChangeInWorkingCapital -87-43719132-2301,065576-291103-199
CF_DeferredTax 196262-2145845451425334120242
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 000000136733,015-277
Cash Flow from Others -16445661-157-28-1,600-1,054-5-3,357-156
Cash Flow from Operations 3,5964,3344,8035,3306,1615,3535,9066,5906,6057,505

United Technologies Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,3841,3751,2641,5581,3411,0371,3521,6451,5261,551
CF_DDA 324301318307422477444439452486
ChangeInWorkingCapital 239261-18988-48252-198-66-200265
CF_DeferredTax 48-3159-1481891-40503229
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 3775-2420-3263,345-76642391-25
Cash Flow from Others -973-226-98237-3,270-98-531-238711
Cash Flow from Operations 1,9352,0121,3021,7271,6441,9326941,9601,6343,217
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