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American Electric Power Co Inc (NYSE:AEP)
Cash Flow from Operations
$4,106 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, American Electric Power Co Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $347 Mil. Its DDA was $564 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $645 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $127 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-617 Mil. In all, American Electric Power Co Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,066 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.

American Electric Power Co Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

American Electric Power Co Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

American Electric Power Co Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 756 (Mar. 2013 ) + 760 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1524 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1066 (Dec. 2013 ) = $4,106 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.

American Electric Power Co Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $347 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

American Electric Power Co Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $564 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.

American Electric Power Co Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $645 Mil. It means American Electric Power Co Inc's working capital increased by $645 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

American Electric Power Co Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $127 Mil.

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

American Electric Power Co Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 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).

American Electric Power Co Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-617 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.

American Electric Power Co Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,0898141,0021,0891,3761,3651,2181,5761,2621,484
CF_DDA 1,2971,3011,5171,5781,5711,6601,7801,7921,9181,874
ChangeInWorkingCapital 43044274-163-207-1,212-367498-52246
CF_DeferredTax 2916524764981,244809794636709
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -396-745115-192-657-582-778-87240-207
Cash Flow from Operations 2,7111,8772,7322,3882,5812,4752,6623,7883,8044,106

American Electric Power Co Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 9301,57639036348821364339434347
CF_DDA 481426423460470565420443447564
ChangeInWorkingCapital 352297-156-288-39431-272-288161645
CF_DeferredTax 2393026115617544246121215127
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -396-1,879-42146105-169-2145267-617
Cash Flow from Operations 1,6064508768371,1998927567601,5241,066
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