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Cash Flow from Operations
\$170 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2017)

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. 2017, Autodesk Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was \$-173 Mil. Its DDA was \$35 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was \$96 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was \$1 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was \$0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was \$59 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was \$-2 Mil. In all, Autodesk Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$16 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.

Autodesk Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

 Cash Flow from Operations (A: Jan. 2017 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + DDA + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -582.1 + 139.2 + 356.8 + -38.8 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 221.8 + 72.8 = 170

Autodesk Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is

 Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Jan. 2017 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + DDA + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -173.4 + 34.7 + 96.3 + 0.8 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 59.3 + -2.1 = 16

Autodesk Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was 164.4 (Apr. 2016 ) + -18 (Jul. 2016 ) + 7.7 (Oct. 2016 ) + 15.6 (Jan. 2017 ) = \$170 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Autodesk Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$-173 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

Autodesk Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$35 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.

Autodesk Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$96 Mil. It means Autodesk Inc's working capital increased by \$96 Mil from Oct. 2016 to Jan. 2017 .

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

Autodesk Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$1 Mil.

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

Autodesk Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 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.

Autodesk Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$59 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).

Autodesk Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$-2 Mil.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Autodesk Inc Annual Data

 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 356 184 58 212 285 247 229 82 -331 -582 CF_DDA 61 92 112 105 116 128 129 146 146 139 ChangeInWorkingCapital 130 34 -86 134 97 -10 135 315 191 357 CF_DeferredTax 57 -14 0 0 0 0 -49 -19 236 -39 Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stock Based Compensation 0 90 94 81 109 156 132 166 197 222 Cash Flow from Others 105 209 69 9 -33 38 -12 19 -25 73 Cash Flow from Operations 709 594 247 541 574 559 564 709 414 170

Autodesk Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 11 12 19 -269 -44 -37 -173 -93 -143 -173 CF_DDA 37 36 38 36 36 36 37 33 34 35 ChangeInWorkingCapital 56 160 -12 52 35 115 176 7 77 96 CF_DeferredTax -15 -5 -5 228 -1 14 6 -15 -30 1 Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stock Based Compensation 43 49 50 41 50 56 57 49 57 59 Cash Flow from Others 4 7 -4 -12 5 -14 61 2 13 -2 Cash Flow from Operations 136 258 87 77 80 170 164 -18 8 16
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