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Cintas Corp (NAS:CTAS)
Cash Flow from Operations
$608 Mil (TTM As of May. 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 May. 2014, Cintas Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $127 Mil. Its DDA was $40 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $68 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $38 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-51 Mil. In all, Cintas Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $222 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.

Cintas Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as:

Cintas Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is

Cintas Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2014 was 82.559 (Aug. 2013 ) + 139.721 (Nov. 2013 ) + 163.493 (Feb. 2014 ) + 222.196 (May. 2014 ) = $608 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.

Cintas Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $127 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

Cintas Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $40 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.

Cintas Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $68 Mil. It means Cintas Corp's working capital increased by $68 Mil from Feb. 2014 to May. 2014 .

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

Cintas Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $38 Mil.

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

Cintas Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in May. 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).

Cintas Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $-51 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.

Cintas Corp Annual Data

May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 293323335335226216247298315374
CF_DDA 148161176192158152151156166168
ChangeInWorkingCapital -39-28-65637128-163-99-2330
CF_DeferredTax 4-0-02-11348574847
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 855710356585947-12
Cash Flow from Operations 414461449543524566341470553608

Cintas Corp Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 767977787586788585127
CF_DDA 39404635424248374340
ChangeInWorkingCapital -8-29-43-12427-58-32368
CF_DeferredTax 1158101491672-138
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1514518111271913-51
Cash Flow from Operations 1321629513214118483140163222
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