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Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$660 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, Clorox Company's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $116 Mil. Its DDA was $45 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-124 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-7 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $2 Mil. In all, Clorox Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $32 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 Company's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2013 is calculated as:

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

Clorox Company Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 160 (Mar. 2013 ) + 290 (Jun. 2013 ) + 178 (Sep. 2013 ) + 32 (Dec. 2013 ) = $660 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 Company's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $116 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 Company's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $45 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 Company's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-124 Mil. It means Clorox Company's working capital declined by $124 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

Clorox Company's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-7 Mil.

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

Clorox Company'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).

Clorox Company's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $2 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 Company Annual Data

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 490517443501461537526287543574
CF_DDA 189183188192205190183173178182
ChangeInWorkingCapital 883-210-4316-52-14-145-80-23
CF_DeferredTax 26-45-28-15-51-12473-12-11
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 106107129749964100310-1753
Cash Flow from Operations 899765522709730738819698612775

Clorox Company Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 130105134174133123134184137116
CF_DDA 46434445444646464445
ChangeInWorkingCapital -64-77-1778-9-41-1542-22-124
CF_DeferredTax 5-2-13-215-17-123-1-7
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 14-329-8256715202
Cash Flow from Operations 1313715728720811716029017832
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