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Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ)
Cash Flow from Operations
$6,556 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2014, Canon Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $606 Mil. Its DDA was $615 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $200 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $98 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $34 Mil. In all, Canon Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,554 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.

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

Cash Flow from Operations(A: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=2222.86007846+2208.11861556+287.588425731+74.8303139454
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Stock Based Compensation+Cash Flow from Others
+0+0+100.257032784
=4,894

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

Cash Flow from Operations(Q: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=606.042575088+615.060093041+200.40511786+98.3127352328
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Stock Based Compensation+Cash Flow from Others
+0+0+33.7486475818
=1,554

Canon Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 1292.30017588 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0 (Jun. 2014 ) + 3710.00607862 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1553.5691688 (Dec. 2014 ) = $6,556 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.

Canon Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $606 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

Canon Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $615 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.

Canon Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $200 Mil. It means Canon Inc's working capital increased by $200 Mil from Sep. 2014 to Dec. 2014 .

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

Canon Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $98 Mil.

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

Canon Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

Canon Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil.

7. 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).

Canon Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $34 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Stock Based Compensation, 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.

Canon Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3,2473,8814,3583,5101,5033,0323,2662,7742,3152,223
CF_DDA 1,9102,2353,0483,7403,5063,3143,3593,0812,6602,208
ChangeInWorkingCapital 104-88237-2611,1251,810-1,286-1,506-340288
CF_DeferredTax -6-59-312-3562303533748916275
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -135-44158124431423322145110100
Cash Flow from Operations 5,1215,9267,4886,7566,7958,9326,0364,5844,9074,894

Canon Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 65577044070661366049401,796606
CF_DDA 82387067969270071659901,769615
ChangeInWorkingCapital -580-360-562258-62-8132097200
CF_DeferredTax 61015-8-17182410-2698
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -8731222330382607434
Cash Flow from Operations 8171,4115851,6711,2641,5881,29203,7101,554
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