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Adobe Systems Inc (NAS:ADBE)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,323 Mil (TTM As of May. 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 May. 2015, Adobe Systems Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $147 Mil. Its DDA was $86 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $183 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-30 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $85 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $0 Mil. In all, Adobe Systems Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $471 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.

Adobe Systems Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as:

Adobe Systems Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in May. 2015 is

Adobe Systems Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2015 was 268.52 (Aug. 2014 ) + 399.753 (Nov. 2014 ) + 183.015 (Feb. 2015 ) + 471.484 (May. 2015 ) = $1,323 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.

Adobe Systems Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $147 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

Adobe Systems Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $86 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.

Adobe Systems Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $183 Mil. It means Adobe Systems Inc's working capital increased by $183 Mil from Feb. 2015 to May. 2015 .

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

Adobe Systems Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $-30 Mil.

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

Adobe Systems Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in May. 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.

Adobe Systems Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $85 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).

Adobe Systems Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $0 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.

Adobe Systems Inc Annual Data

Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 47955654579980935700713272
CF_DDA 62123298316270282290274307322
ChangeInWorkingCapital 33-12761100-102261-21884159124
CF_DeferredTax -3389-439337-13514864111
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00000186238287311328
Cash Flow from Others 12110216025823459861795-2424
Cash Flow from Operations 6627441,0201,5671,2471,0121,1851,5261,5071,081

Adobe Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 657783654789458885147
CF_DDA 77818281787880788086
ChangeInWorkingCapital 8636-51924711173166-60183
CF_DeferredTax 15322-11-38-13-185-30
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 84798185838383858485
Cash Flow from Others -524-230-011-110
Cash Flow from Operations 322299216315252368269400183471
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