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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Cash Flow from Operations
$24,302 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 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 Apr. 2014, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $3,711 Mil. Its DDA was $2,250 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-591 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $26 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $543 Mil. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $5,939 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 6357 (Jul. 2013 ) + 2069 (Oct. 2013 ) + 9937 (Jan. 2014 ) + 5939 (Apr. 2014 ) = $24,302 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $3,711 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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $2,250 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-591 Mil. It means Wal-Mart Stores Inc's working capital declined by $591 Mil from Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2014 .

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $26 Mil.

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Apr. 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).

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $543 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 10,26711,23111,28412,73113,40014,92715,95916,45417,75616,551
CF_DDA 4,4054,7175,4596,3176,7397,1577,6418,1308,5018,870
ChangeInWorkingCapital -2691,1941,4445601,3054,368-1,695-1,777-1,060-2,823
CF_DeferredTax 263-12989-8581-5046511,050-133-279
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 3786201,8887541,1223011,087398527938
Cash Flow from Operations 15,04417,63320,16420,35423,14726,24923,64324,25525,59123,257

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3,8944,1613,8255,8763,9454,2153,8474,5443,7114,089
CF_DDA 2,1062,1272,0892,1792,1942,2232,1832,2702,2502,277
ChangeInWorkingCapital -4-126-2,5251,595-1,003-594-4,7493,523-591-582
CF_DeferredTax -149-10438-412128347119-8732653
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -4139485446-370166669473543124
Cash Flow from Operations 5,4346,1614,3129,6844,8946,3572,0699,9375,9395,961
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