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CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX)
Cash Flow from Operations
$-613 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, CarMax, Inc.'s Net Income From Continuing Operations was $99 Mil. Its DDA was $28 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-347 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-13 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $112 Mil. In all, CarMax, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $-120 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.

CarMax, Inc.'s Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as:

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

CarMax, Inc. Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was -77.579 (May. 2013 ) + -186.03 (Aug. 2013 ) + -229.531 (Nov. 2013 ) + -120.023 (Feb. 2014 ) = $-613 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.

CarMax, Inc.'s net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $99 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

CarMax, Inc.'s depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $28 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.

CarMax, Inc.'s change in working capital for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $-347 Mil. It means CarMax, Inc.'s working capital declined by $347 Mil from Nov. 2013 to Feb. 2014 .

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

CarMax, Inc.'s cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $-13 Mil.

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

CarMax, 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).

CarMax, Inc.'s cash flow from others for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $112 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.

CarMax, Inc. Annual Data

Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 10113419918259282377414434493
CF_DDA 202735475558768395102
ChangeInWorkingCapital -89-45-119-160146-360-551-645-1,432-1,409
CF_DeferredTax -7-19-14-24-423017-14-17
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1721373546407287120218
Cash Flow from Operations 421181378026550-7-62-778-613

CarMax, Inc. Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 82951211129510714714010699
CF_DDA 21222323242524252528
ChangeInWorkingCapital -39-214-292-326-361-453-289-375-397-347
CF_DeferredTax -948-8-6107-10-1-13
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 262425283632343438112
Cash Flow from Operations 82-68-116-170-213-279-78-186-230-120
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