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Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$2,089 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, Cummins Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $461 Mil. Its DDA was $102 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $146 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $22 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $25 Mil. In all, Cummins Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $756 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.

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

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

Cummins Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 428 (Mar. 2013 ) + 532 (Jun. 2013 ) + 373 (Sep. 2013 ) + 756 (Dec. 2013 ) = $2,089 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.

Cummins Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $461 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

Cummins Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $102 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.

Cummins Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $146 Mil. It means Cummins Inc's working capital increased by $146 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

Cummins Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $22 Mil.

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

Cummins Inc'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).

Cummins Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $25 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.

Cummins Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3505507157397554841,1401,9461,7381,588
CF_DDA 266294296290314326320325361407
ChangeInWorkingCapital 51-237-158-55-267282-112-15-602159
CF_DeferredTax -5112413960-155685116100
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -229-152-22418640-398-268-81-165
Cash Flow from Operations 6147608408109871,1371,0062,0731,5322,089

Cummins Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 4721,946475495370398312441374461
CF_DDA 84828586919998102105102
ChangeInWorkingCapital 58243-391-220-1331426127-75146
CF_DeferredTax 61-63-27-12130255155822
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -51-1,503-12127-6881-48-53-8925
Cash Flow from Operations 62470521376390745428532373756
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