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CR Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$660 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2015, CR Bard Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $140 Mil. Its DDA was $46 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-142 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $27 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $23 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $20 Mil. In all, CR Bard Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $114 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.

CR Bard Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

CR Bard Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

CR Bard Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 169.7 (Jun. 2014 ) + 254.4 (Sep. 2014 ) + 121.6 (Dec. 2014 ) + 114 (Mar. 2015 ) = $660 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.

CR Bard Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $140 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

CR Bard Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $46 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.

CR Bard Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-142 Mil. It means CR Bard Inc's working capital declined by $142 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

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

CR Bard Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $27 Mil.

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

CR Bard Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

CR Bard Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $23 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).

CR Bard Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $20 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.

CR Bard Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 337272406419461510328530690295
CF_DDA 6071809194105115136146174
ChangeInWorkingCapital 26-9920-119-22-71-27-147-11-162
CF_DeferredTax 2-15-22-33-15-2-1832-40-27
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00053525856526271
Cash Flow from Others -2410874104493826858276309
Cash Flow from Operations 4013365585166196387226611,123660

CR Bard Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 12891-16293668148-119131134140
CF_DDA 35353535404343434646
ChangeInWorkingCapital 13-46-9120106-104-1147-94-142
CF_DeferredTax 198-22-3-239-28-10327
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 13161316172017161823
Cash Flow from Others 263730140-102-1269271420
Cash Flow from Operations 23414175201706114170254122114
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