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Express Scripts Holding Co (NAS:ESRX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,318 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016, Express Scripts Holding Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $532 Mil. Its DDA was $525 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-218 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-113 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $28 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-4 Mil. In all, Express Scripts Holding Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $751 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.

Express Scripts Holding Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Express Scripts Holding Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

Express Scripts Holding Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 899.9 (Jun. 2015 ) + 793 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2874 (Dec. 2015 ) + 751.2 (Mar. 2016 ) = $5,318 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.

Express Scripts Holding Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $532 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

Express Scripts Holding Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $525 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.

Express Scripts Holding Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-218 Mil. It means Express Scripts Holding Co's working capital declined by $218 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

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

Express Scripts Holding Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-113 Mil.

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

Express Scripts Holding Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Express Scripts Holding Co's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $28 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).

Express Scripts Holding Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-4 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.

Express Scripts Holding Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 4745687808271,2051,2761,3581,9262,0352,500
CF_DDA 10198981102452531,8732,4472,2432,359
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3077946314763791,418775599381
CF_DeferredTax 843452110138-390-574-431-462
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 000000-421300
Stock Based Compensation 0040455049410165111117
Cash Flow from Others 45815810832971554-8-46
Cash Flow from Operations 6598271,1031,7722,1172,1924,7824,7584,5494,848

Express Scripts Holding Co Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 518335523589589447606667779532
CF_DDA 623553558547585557588583631525
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1,945-386-200-6861,871-603-234-4081,626-218
CF_DeferredTax -198-36-177-61-158-114-80-77-192-113
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. -10000000000
Stock Based Compensation 34282628292728323028
Cash Flow from Others 23-405189-32-8-5-1-4
Cash Flow from Operations 2,9354547364352,9242819007932,874751
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