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International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM)
Cash Flow from Operations
$16,788 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2014, International Business Machines Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $2,384 Mil. Its DDA was $1,141 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-162 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-37 Mil. In all, International Business Machines Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $3,326 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.

International Business Machines Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

International Business Machines Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

International Business Machines Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 3174 (Jun. 2013 ) + 3760 (Sep. 2013 ) + 6528 (Dec. 2013 ) + 3326 (Mar. 2014 ) = $16,788 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.

International Business Machines Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,384 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

International Business Machines Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,141 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.

International Business Machines Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-162 Mil. It means International Business Machines Corp's working capital declined by $162 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

International Business Machines Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0 Mil.

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

International Business Machines Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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).

International Business Machines Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-37 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.

International Business Machines Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 7,4797,9349,49210,41812,33413,42514,83315,85516,60416,483
CF_DDA 4,9155,1884,9835,2015,4504,9944,8314,8154,6764,678
ChangeInWorkingCapital -3557-1,780-890-1,193418-1,237-2,390-2,449-2,446
CF_DeferredTax 1,7942,1851,7247401,9001,7731,2941,212797-1,610
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1,113-490588620321163-172354-42380
Cash Flow from Operations 15,26614,87415,00716,08918,81220,77319,54919,84619,58617,485

International Business Machines Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3,0663,8823,8235,8333,0323,2264,0416,1842,3844,137
CF_DDA 1,1571,1761,1911,1521,1531,1361,1751,2141,1411,166
ChangeInWorkingCapital 43-807-104-1,581-244-1,400-1,477675-162-1,601
CF_DeferredTax 000797000-1,61000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 25184-396145822122165-37-123
Cash Flow from Operations 4,2914,4354,5146,3464,0233,1743,7606,5283,3263,579
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