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Amazon.com Inc (NAS:AMZN)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,344 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2014, Amazon.com Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $108 Mil. Its DDA was $1,010 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-3,620 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-185 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $185 Mil. In all, Amazon.com Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-2,502 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.

Amazon.com Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Amazon.com Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Amazon.com Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 880 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1388 (Sep. 2013 ) + 5578 (Dec. 2013 ) + -2502 (Mar. 2014 ) = $5,344 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.

Amazon.com Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $108 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

Amazon.com Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,010 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.

Amazon.com Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-3,620 Mil. It means Amazon.com Inc's working capital declined by $3,620 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

Amazon.com Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-185 Mil.

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

Amazon.com Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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).

Amazon.com Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $185 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.

Amazon.com Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 5883591904766459021,152631-39274
CF_DDA 761212052462873785681,0832,1593,253
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1041602848327141,6121,5811,4641,523767
CF_DeferredTax -2577022-99-5814136-265-156
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 55231-50563201905898021,337
Cash Flow from Operations 5667337021,4051,6973,2933,4953,9034,1805,475

Amazon.com Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1771307-2749882-7-41240108
CF_DDA 3594574855546627007568349621,010
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3,481-3,166-23554,337-3,402-2622864,146-3,620
CF_DeferredTax 68-38-43-36-148-802111-109-185
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 184179147344132328372298339185
Cash Flow from Operations 4,269-2,4385949435,081-2,3728801,3885,578-2,502
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