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Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$767 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, Clorox Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $170 Mil. Its DDA was $47 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $118 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-14 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $16 Mil. In all, Clorox Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $337 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.

Clorox Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as:

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

Clorox Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 178 (Sep. 2013 ) + 32 (Dec. 2013 ) + 220 (Mar. 2014 ) + 337 (Jun. 2014 ) = $767 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.

Clorox Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $170 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

Clorox Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $47 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.

Clorox Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $118 Mil. It means Clorox Co's working capital increased by $118 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

Clorox Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-14 Mil.

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

Clorox Co'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).

Clorox Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $16 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.

Clorox Co Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 517443501461537526287543574562
CF_DDA 183188192205190183173178182180
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3-210-4316-52-14-145-80-23-7
CF_DeferredTax -45-28-15-51-12473-12-11-10
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 107129749964100310-175342
Cash Flow from Operations 765522709730738819698612775767

Clorox Co Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 134174133123134184137116139170
CF_DDA 44454446464644454447
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1778-9-41-1542-22-12421118
CF_DeferredTax -13-215-17-123-1-712-14
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 9-8256715202416
Cash Flow from Operations 15728720811716029017832220337
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