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BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK)
Cash Flow from Operations
$2,976 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2014, BlackRock Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $873 Mil. Its DDA was $70 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $497 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-133 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-123 Mil. In all, BlackRock Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,284 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.

BlackRock Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

BlackRock Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

BlackRock Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1166 (Dec. 2013 ) + -206 (Mar. 2014 ) + 732 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1284 (Sep. 2014 ) = $2,976 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.

BlackRock Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $873 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

BlackRock Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $70 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.

BlackRock Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $497 Mil. It means BlackRock Inc's working capital increased by $497 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

BlackRock Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-133 Mil.

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

BlackRock Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 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).

BlackRock Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-123 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.

BlackRock Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2343239956298972,0502,3392,4402,9510
CF_DDA 31731992362393102992952910
ChangeInWorkingCapital -107213-381111-280-294-383-559-60
CF_DeferredTax 19-43-105-234-893-137-61-1930
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 78155-309896315-26211-3261510
Cash Flow from Operations 2557215871,9161,3992,4882,8262,2403,6420

BlackRock Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6556506667067298507448418730
CF_DDA 7476727271767372700
ChangeInWorkingCapital 299-53-676107219344-1,4524124970
CF_DeferredTax -75-1993-56-81-149165-63-1330
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -41-407-9220799-63137-639-1230
Cash Flow from Operations 1,0213541901,1401,1461,166-2067321,2840
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