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Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,407 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 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 Apr. 2014, Best Buy Co Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $461 Mil. Its DDA was $161 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $58 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-401 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $29 Mil. In all, Best Buy Co Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $308 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Best Buy Co Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is

Best Buy Co Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 24 (Jul. 2013 ) + 305 (Oct. 2013 ) + 770 (Jan. 2014 ) + 308 (Apr. 2014 ) = $1,407 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $461 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

Best Buy Co Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $161 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $58 Mil. It means Best Buy Co Inc's working capital increased by $58 Mil from Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2014 .

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

Best Buy Co Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-401 Mil.

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

Best Buy Co Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Apr. 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).

Best Buy Co Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $29 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.

Best Buy Co Inc Annual Data

Feb04Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Jan14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 7059341,1401,3771,4071,0031,3941,36622523
CF_DDA 385459456509580793926978945716
ChangeInWorkingCapital 209431150-298-114-277-247-1,363713-671
CF_DeferredTax -14-28-1518274-43-30-13428-28
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 764510092784011633431,585554
Cash Flow from Operations 1,3611,8411,6951,7622,0251,8772,2061,1903,2931,094

Best Buy Co Inc Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12Apr12Jul12Oct12Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 131-432152-4251-7324854294461
CF_DDA 231239237228222210177163166161
ChangeInWorkingCapital 509-398-98-954-171-367-4694112458
CF_DeferredTax 86-120-9810-8-16130-25-401
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1331,37718654057241554721129
Cash Flow from Operations 1,090666379-601101-524305770308
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