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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc (NAS:CHRW)
Cash Flow from Operations
$722 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

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. 2016, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $119 Mil. Its DDA was $17 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-62 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $15 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $15 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $0 Mil. In all, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $104 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.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 150.801 (Jun. 2015 ) + 213.247 (Sep. 2015 ) + 253.893 (Dec. 2015 ) + 104.15 (Mar. 2016 ) = $722 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.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $119 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

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $17 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.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-62 Mil. It means C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's working capital declined by $62 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

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

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $15 Mil.

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

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 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.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $15 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).

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 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.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 267324359361387432594416450510
CF_DDA 24273131293238575766
ChangeInWorkingCapital 7-7919-57-133-8951-175-5283
CF_DeferredTax -9-93-186-1425-3-17
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 038212137395994858
Cash Flow from Others 54715181711-267161419
Cash Flow from Operations 343308448373345430460348513718

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 9393119125113106137139127119
CF_DDA 15151514141616171717
ChangeInWorkingCapital 57-110-352172-43-214898-62
CF_DeferredTax -37-1-5-40-2-7-915
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation -251217141516121415
Cash Flow from Others 5555-145370
Cash Flow from Operations 16514114177208100151213254104
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