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Campbell Soup Co (NYSE:CPB)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,463 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 Jul. 2016, Campbell Soup Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-81 Mil. Its DDA was $80 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-18 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-34 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $14 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $319 Mil. In all, Campbell Soup Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $280 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.

Campbell Soup Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as:

Campbell Soup Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is

Campbell Soup Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2016 was 218 (Oct. 2015 ) + 509 (Jan. 2016 ) + 456 (Apr. 2016 ) + 280 (Jul. 2016 ) = $1,463 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.

Campbell Soup Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-81 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

Campbell Soup Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $80 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.

Campbell Soup Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-18 Mil. It means Campbell Soup Co's working capital declined by $18 Mil from Apr. 2016 to Jul. 2016 .

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

Campbell Soup Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-34 Mil.

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

Campbell Soup Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jul. 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.

Campbell Soup Co's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $14 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).

Campbell Soup Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $319 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 own currency.

Campbell Soup Co Annual Data

Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12Jul13Jul14Jul15Jul16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 8541,165736844802764449855666563
CF_DDA 283294264251268262407305303308
ChangeInWorkingCapital -507-333-8483-36-8-258-2331079
CF_DeferredTax 1029144544645-17138-49-30
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0084888779113575764
Cash Flow from Others 34-38922-263-25-22479-123195479
Cash Flow from Operations 6747661,1661,0571,1421,1201,0198991,1821,463

Campbell Soup Co Quarterly Data

Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 18318324822217917194265185-81
CF_DDA 74837574748074787680
ChangeInWorkingCapital 85-147-14372100-19-174145126-18
CF_DeferredTax 7189910-77-352118-34
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 9111318151113211614
Cash Flow from Others 42-12-1419199146-2135319
Cash Flow from Operations 400136188396387211218509456280
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