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Cerner Corporation (NAS:CERN)
Cash Flow from Operations
$696 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013, Cerner Corporation's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $60 Mil. Its DDA was $74 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $37 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 $-30 Mil. In all, Cerner Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $141 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.

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

Cerner Corporation's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Cerner Corporation Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 213.648 (Mar. 2013 ) + 176.507 (Jun. 2013 ) + 164.23 (Sep. 2013 ) + 141.48 (Dec. 2013 ) = $696 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.

Cerner Corporation's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $60 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

Cerner Corporation's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $74 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.

Cerner Corporation's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $37 Mil. It means Cerner Corporation's working capital increased by $37 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

Cerner Corporation's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil.

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

Cerner Corporation's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 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).

Cerner Corporation's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-30 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.

Cerner Corporation Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6586110127189193237307397398
CF_DDA 91114125153170190193213223264
ChangeInWorkingCapital 6-1-26-17-89-47-28214410
CF_DeferredTax 0-73-4-3-430-2200
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 6372116151624284424
Cash Flow from Operations 168229233275282347456546708696

Cerner Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 030789989911211011311560
CF_DDA 54565353566059636774
ChangeInWorkingCapital -12451829-141132-10-4937
CF_DeferredTax 1-31-5-531010180
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 86-2088810-3111113-30
Cash Flow from Operations 129168163183182181214177164141
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