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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (NYSE:BIP)
Cash Flow from Operations
$620 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2014, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $42 Mil. Its DDA was $94 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-21 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $16 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $25 Mil. In all, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $156 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.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 161 (Sep. 2013 ) + 163 (Dec. 2013 ) + 140 (Mar. 2014 ) + 156 (Jun. 2014 ) = $620 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.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $42 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

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $94 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.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-21 Mil. It means Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's working capital declined by $21 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $16 Mil.

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

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 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).

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $25 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.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 000128-5947344029165
CF_DDA 000081229127232329
ChangeInWorkingCapital 0000-77-38-19156-19
CF_DeferredTax 000-800-211543012
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 0007437-365-362-74307
Cash Flow from Operations 000033-378340635694

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 23-795180-118557-1764442
CF_DDA 49545674868381799194
ChangeInWorkingCapital 26-1231135-252131-46-18-21
CF_DeferredTax -4-22-1067-2442-1912616
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 3387-20-215111-108112941725
Cash Flow from Operations 127100152241147223161163140156
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