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Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO)
Cash Flow from Operations
$449 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 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 Feb. 2014, Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s Net Income From Continuing Operations was $91 Mil. Its DDA was $65 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-85 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $11 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $4 Mil. In all, Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $86 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.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2013 is calculated as:

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 is

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was 189.979 (May. 2013 ) + 146.622 (Aug. 2013 ) + 26.133 (Nov. 2013 ) + 85.791 (Feb. 2014 ) = $449 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.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $91 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

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $65 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.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s change in working capital for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $-85 Mil. It means Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s working capital declined by $85 Mil from Nov. 2013 to Feb. 2014 .

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

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $11 Mil.

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

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Feb. 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).

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s cash flow from others for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $4 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.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Annual Data

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 263218195243233291358388422444
CF_DDA 98115135144150160172182214239
ChangeInWorkingCapital 8-24149-201105235-109-254-209
CF_DeferredTax -1-16-413574847-244
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 9714151622191912-6
Cash Flow from Operations 376299451416516529592528369472

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 8013612581801401211027891
CF_DDA 49515460575961636265
ChangeInWorkingCapital -20778-1272-175-2716-23-114-85
CF_DeferredTax 29-7-19-2818-10-84111
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 2550-8200-14
Cash Flow from Operations -4726337116-281631901472686
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