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eBay Inc (NAS:EBAY)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,677 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2014, eBay Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $936 Mil. Its DDA was $370 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-24 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-101 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $273 Mil. In all, eBay Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,641 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.

eBay Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

eBay Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is

eBay Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 1174 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1494 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1368 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1641 (Dec. 2014 ) = $5,677 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.

eBay Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $936 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

eBay Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $370 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.

eBay Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-24 Mil. It means eBay Inc's working capital declined by $24 Mil from Sep. 2014 to Dec. 2014 .

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

eBay Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-101 Mil.

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

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

eBay Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $273 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.

eBay Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,0821,1263481,7792,3891,8013,2292,6092,856-41
CF_DDA 3785456027208117629401,2001,4001,490
ChangeInWorkingCapital -4205-172-107221-897-321-756-354-300
CF_DeferredTax 92-228-123-207-17934917-35-312,895
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 4626011,987343-729350-1,049332515958
Cash Flow from Operations 2,0102,2482,6412,8822,9082,7463,2743,8384,9955,677

eBay Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 597750677640689850-2,326676673936
CF_DDA 311318329347357367382373365370
ChangeInWorkingCapital -24187-805-227127551-34395-28-24
CF_DeferredTax 0-35450-103-89-2893,108-48-64-101
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1483717519311037204232249273
Cash Flow from Operations 1,1541,3859371,0111,3341,7131,1741,4941,3681,641
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