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Aecom (NYSE:ACM)
Cash Flow from Operations
$764 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

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. 2015, Aecom's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $26 Mil. Its DDA was $148 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $149 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $14 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-59 Mil. In all, Aecom's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $278 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.

Aecom's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Aecom's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is

Aecom Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 282.642 (Dec. 2014 ) + 49.96 (Mar. 2015 ) + 153.802 (Jun. 2015 ) + 278.029 (Sep. 2015 ) = $764 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.

Aecom's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $26 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

Aecom's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $148 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.

Aecom's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $149 Mil. It means Aecom's working capital increased by $149 Mil from Jun. 2015 to Sep. 2015 .

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

Aecom's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

Aecom's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

Aecom's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $14 Mil.

7. 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).

Aecom's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-59 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Stock Based Compensation, 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.

Aecom Annual Data

Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 54100130186249284-57243233-71
CF_DDA 40456384791101039495599
ChangeInWorkingCapital 33-40-4-49-201-243645525129
CF_DeferredTax -1216-34-32229-20-727-53
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 002426352527333486
Cash Flow from Others 716-21-15-25-74317-9-5474
Cash Flow from Operations 121137158229159132433409361764

Aecom Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 7857426965-80-17-0260
CF_DDA 23222424251022141351480
ChangeInWorkingCapital 4483-110-2577157-149-281490
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 5111058361620140
Cash Flow from Others 9-3627068-1427-590
Cash Flow from Operations 160137-3180175283501542780
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