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CA Inc (NAS:CA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,160 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, CA Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $212 Mil. Its DDA was $101 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-147 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 $28 Mil. In all, CA Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $174 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.

CA Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

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

CA Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 87 (Sep. 2013 ) + 429 (Dec. 2013 ) + 470 (Mar. 2014 ) + 174 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,160 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.

CA Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $212 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

CA Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $101 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.

CA Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-147 Mil. It means CA Inc's working capital declined by $147 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

CA Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-20 Mil.

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

CA Inc'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).

CA Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $28 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.

CA Inc Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 13156118500694761823938955899
CF_DDA 577583502273274330379401477426
ChangeInWorkingCapital 9068805701998680-5766-150-368
CF_DeferredTax -202-340-249-4000-160-69
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 00000020-23016
Cash Flow from Others 23510112713515818921611212693
Cash Flow from Operations 1,5291,3801,0681,1031,2121,3601,3811,4781,408997

CA Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 21124022225124233524023292212
CF_DDA 10310510710516010511011299101
ChangeInWorkingCapital 509-224-245140179-404-28172245-147
CF_DeferredTax -8725-274800-107-166-20
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. -18000000030
Cash Flow from Others 52373222-11-25125292528
Cash Flow from Operations 770183895665701187429470174
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