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CA Inc (NAS:CA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$997 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2014, CA Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $92 Mil. Its DDA was $99 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $245 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $6 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $3 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $25 Mil. In all, CA Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $470 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 Mar. 2014 is

CA Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 11 (Jun. 2013 ) + 87 (Sep. 2013 ) + 429 (Dec. 2013 ) + 470 (Mar. 2014 ) = $997 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 Mar. 2014 was $92 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 Mar. 2014 was $99 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 Mar. 2014 was $245 Mil. It means CA Inc's working capital increased by $245 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 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 Mar. 2014 was $6 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 Mar. 2014 was $3 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 Mar. 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.

CA Inc Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2415911850073875982300899
CF_DDA 57758350227331129237900426
ChangeInWorkingCapital 97590053419911077-5700-368
CF_DeferredTax -192-340-217-400000-69
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 000002400016
Cash Flow from Others 14378131135532082360093
Cash Flow from Operations 1,5271,3801,0681,1031,2121,3601,38100997

CA Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 26321124022225122633524023292
CF_DDA 10310310510710515810511011299
ChangeInWorkingCapital 55509-224-245140179-404-28172245
CF_DeferredTax -45025-2748-330-26-166
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. -40000180003
Cash Flow from Others 20-533732224-25442925
Cash Flow from Operations 392770183895665521187429470
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