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Consol Energy Inc (NYSE:CNX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$469 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016, Consol Energy Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-321 Mil. Its DDA was $157 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-156 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $193 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $8 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $203 Mil. In all, Consol Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $83 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.

Consol Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Consol Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Consol Energy Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 128.442 (Mar. 2016 ) + 95.299 (Jun. 2016 ) + 162.897 (Sep. 2016 ) + 82.647 (Dec. 2016 ) = $469 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Consol Energy Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-321 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

Consol Energy Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $157 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.

Consol Energy Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-156 Mil. It means Consol Energy Inc's working capital declined by $156 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

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

Consol Energy Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $193 Mil.

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

Consol Energy Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

Consol Energy Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $8 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).

Consol Energy Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $203 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 local exchange's currency.

Consol Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 26848656735968231879165-350-536
CF_DDA 329394441572431427500533567599
ChangeInWorkingCapital 9723-21132231-68-145454-91
CF_DeferredTax 601364717-211-29-7-140120
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 24253948424157422531
Cash Flow from Others -94-35-145144-165151351346
Cash Flow from Operations 6841,0291,0601,1311,528728659937506469

Consol Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -27079-60312845-96-17961-321
CF_DDA 149117150131147140160130152157
ChangeInWorkingCapital 126-1958-64114-43-669-156
CF_DeferredTax -7-14200-51339133-27-9752193
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 79776561088
Cash Flow from Others 2099-2161,109-324-21883238-178203
Cash Flow from Operations 29387228661101021289516383
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