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Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,830 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, Cummins Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $472 Mil. Its DDA was $112 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $43 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-110 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-79 Mil. In all, Cummins Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $438 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 Jun. 2014 is

Cummins Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 373 (Sep. 2013 ) + 756 (Dec. 2013 ) + 263 (Mar. 2014 ) + 438 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,830 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 Jun. 2014 was $472 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 Jun. 2014 was $112 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 Jun. 2014 was $43 Mil. It means Cummins Inc's working capital increased by $43 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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 Jun. 2014 was $-110 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 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).

Cummins Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-79 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 51-237-158-55-267282-112-15-561159
CF_DeferredTax -5112413960-155685116100
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -229-152-22418640-398-268-122-165
Cash Flow from Operations 6147608408109871,1371,0062,0731,5322,089

Cummins Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 4953701,738312441374461358472439
CF_DDA 86919998102105102105112113
ChangeInWorkingCapital -294-301836127-75146-5843133
CF_DeferredTax -1213025515582222-11051
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 101-171-1,300-48-53-8925-164-79-49
Cash Flow from Operations 376390745428532373756263438687
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