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Icon PLC (NAS:ICLR)
Cash Flow from Operations
USD 274 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2016, Icon PLC's Net Income From Continuing Operations was USD 61 Mil. Its DDA was USD 14 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was USD -70 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was USD 8 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was USD 0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was USD 11 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was USD -0 Mil. In all, Icon PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD 24 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.

Icon PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Icon PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2016 is

Icon PLC Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 74.236 (Sep. 2015 ) + 116.104 (Dec. 2015 ) + 59.438 (Mar. 2016 ) + 24.316 (Jun. 2016 ) = USD 274 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.

Icon PLC's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD 61 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

Icon PLC's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD 14 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.

Icon PLC's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD -70 Mil. It means Icon PLC's working capital declined by USD 70 Mil from Mar. 2016 to Jun. 2016 .

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

Icon PLC's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD 8 Mil.

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

Icon PLC's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD 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.

Icon PLC's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD 11 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).

Icon PLC's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was USD -0 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.

Icon PLC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 38567894872355103172240
CF_DDA 15192833343943475358
ChangeInWorkingCapital -5-37-34124-43-451468-70-54
CF_DeferredTax -2-13-32-6-10-11-83
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00677912142333
Cash Flow from Others 4600-000000
Cash Flow from Operations 5043812558720113221170280

Icon PLC Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 36415045565962646361
CF_DDA 12131414141414151514
ChangeInWorkingCapital -8-1244615-15-56-824-27-70
CF_DeferredTax -59-6-6-02-34-18
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 467669991011
Cash Flow from Others -0-0-00-0-000-0-0
Cash Flow from Operations 39-55111756128741165924
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