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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Cash Flow from Operations
$320 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, Barnes & Noble Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-37 Mil. Its DDA was $55 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-176 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-20 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $47 Mil. In all, Barnes & Noble Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-130 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as:

Barnes & Noble Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is

Barnes & Noble Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 2.839 (Jul. 2013 ) + 142.945 (Oct. 2013 ) + 303.832 (Jan. 2014 ) + -129.66 (Apr. 2014 ) = $320 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-37 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

Barnes & Noble Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $55 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-176 Mil. It means Barnes & Noble Inc's working capital declined by $176 Mil from Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2014 .

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

Barnes & Noble Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-20 Mil.

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

Barnes & Noble 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).

Barnes & Noble Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $47 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1231471511368537-69-65-158-47
CF_DDA 184174171173174214245238233223
ChangeInWorkingCapital 196164-738973-58-3-1959368
CF_DeferredTax 212112-0-572-38-11943
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000600000
Cash Flow from Others 4613222646-525356934
Cash Flow from Operations 570500271435383131199-24117320

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 52-54-401-4-115-871363-37
CF_DDA 62605959575757555655
ChangeInWorkingCapital 47-118-63846152985130-176
CF_DeferredTax 1-36115-18-1160-163-20
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 496558-62684-10-847
Cash Flow from Operations 210-1411917020-913143304-130
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