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Legg Mason Inc (NYSE:LM)
Cash Flow from Operations
$568 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

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. 2015, Legg Mason Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $84 Mil. Its DDA was $14 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $64 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $27 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $17 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-19 Mil. In all, Legg Mason Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $187 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.

Legg Mason Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as:

Legg Mason Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

Legg Mason Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was -7.824 (Jun. 2014 ) + 139.445 (Sep. 2014 ) + 249.426 (Dec. 2014 ) + 187.071 (Mar. 2015 ) = $568 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.

Legg Mason Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $84 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

Legg Mason Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $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.

Legg Mason Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $64 Mil. It means Legg Mason Inc's working capital increased by $64 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

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

Legg Mason Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $27 Mil.

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

Legg Mason Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 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.

Legg Mason Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $17 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).

Legg Mason Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-19 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.

Legg Mason Inc Annual Data

Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,144647268-1,965211246231-360282243
CF_DDA 7413818013811410394886355
ChangeInWorkingCapital -554-11615-794987-6520114-71119
CF_DeferredTax -17129-173-8171148049-157118100
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0414957475649596666
Cash Flow from Others -102678063,791-44-854559-21-15
Cash Flow from Operations 5459051,1444101,428412497303437568

Legg Mason Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -39031498880657458084
CF_DDA 16381516171514141314
ChangeInWorkingCapital -9127-1885568-6-109917364
CF_DeferredTax -1681729104535416927
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 13191518161716181517
Cash Flow from Others 665-172-8-11-4-610-0-19
Cash Flow from Operations 127214-78178215122-8139249187
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