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Eastman Chemical Co (NYSE:EMN)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,297 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013, Eastman Chemical Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $349 Mil. Its DDA was $107 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $86 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $213 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-252 Mil. In all, Eastman Chemical Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $503 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.

Eastman Chemical Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Eastman Chemical Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Eastman Chemical Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 5 (Mar. 2013 ) + 362 (Jun. 2013 ) + 427 (Sep. 2013 ) + 503 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,297 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.

Eastman Chemical Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $349 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

Eastman Chemical Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $107 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.

Eastman Chemical Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $86 Mil. It means Eastman Chemical Co's working capital increased by $86 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

Eastman Chemical Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $213 Mil.

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

Eastman Chemical Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 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).

Eastman Chemical Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-252 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.

Eastman Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1705574093003461364276474441,172
CF_DDA 322304308327267274280273360433
ChangeInWorkingCapital 20-92-103-16124-16-351-20354-217
CF_DeferredTax -1361157-9-7118547-2248331
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 118-115-12130-13179172-70222-422
Cash Flow from Operations 4947696097326537585756251,1281,297

Eastman Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 174647159180157-52248266309349
CF_DDA 69696971112108110108108107
ChangeInWorkingCapital -74164-124384496-297-696386
CF_DeferredTax 14-36131040-15262072213
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 29-492-98170303-8237-125-252
Cash Flow from Operations 212352193163534405362427503
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