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Brown-Forman Corp (NYSE:BF.B)
Cash Flow from Operations
$649 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, Brown-Forman Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $133 Mil. Its DDA was $14 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $90 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $17 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $5 Mil. In all, Brown-Forman Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $259 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.

Brown-Forman Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as:

Brown-Forman Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is

Brown-Forman Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 93 (Jul. 2013 ) + 108 (Oct. 2013 ) + 189 (Jan. 2014 ) + 259 (Apr. 2014 ) = $649 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.

Brown-Forman Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $133 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

Brown-Forman Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $14 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.

Brown-Forman Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $90 Mil. It means Brown-Forman Corp's working capital increased by $90 Mil from Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2014 .

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

Brown-Forman Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $17 Mil.

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

Brown-Forman Corp'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).

Brown-Forman Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $5 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.

Brown-Forman Corp Annual Data

Apr05Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 308320389440435449572513591659
CF_DDA 43424452555956495150
ChangeInWorkingCapital 39-50-8530-207-97-109-144-69
CF_DeferredTax -3-33-751211275326-5
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 964147919-31101314
Cash Flow from Operations 396343355534491545527516537649

Brown-Forman Corp Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 133104147173158113143206177133
CF_DDA 12111212121512121214
ChangeInWorkingCapital 2038-102-1244339-77-951390
CF_DeferredTax 19172814-13-312-18-1617
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 2423263335
Cash Flow from Operations 186174877820217093108189259
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