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Ball Corp (NYSE:BLL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,078 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, Ball Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $148 Mil. Its DDA was $71 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $232 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-11 Mil. In all, Ball Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $440 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.

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

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

Ball Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 427.7 (Dec. 2013 ) + -136.2 (Mar. 2014 ) + 346.2 (Jun. 2014 ) + 440 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1,078 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.

Ball Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $148 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

Ball Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $71 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.

Ball Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $232 Mil. It means Ball Corp's working capital increased by $232 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Ball Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil.

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

Ball Corp'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).

Ball Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-11 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.

Ball Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 302272330281320388549469429435
CF_DDA 215214253281297243266301283300
ChangeInWorkingCapital -488-13735-5-118-277945564
CF_DeferredTax 47-5238-2120-24-292800
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -2537-8297-4717568641
Cash Flow from Operations 536559401673628560515948853839

Ball Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 143122717999122135105156148
CF_DDA 67757373757776697071
ChangeInWorkingCapital 6063259-45027217271-30294232
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 245462-263883-54-826-11
Cash Flow from Operations 293314465-325238498428-136346440
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