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Mead Johnson Nutrition Co (NYSE:MJN)
Cash Flow from Operations
$692 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016, Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $168 Mil. Its DDA was $25 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $49 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-61 Mil. In all, Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $181 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.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 160.1 (Mar. 2016 ) + 116 (Jun. 2016 ) + 234.6 (Sep. 2016 ) + 180.9 (Dec. 2016 ) = $692 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $168 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

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $25 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.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $49 Mil. It means Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's working capital increased by $49 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

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

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0 Mil.

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

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 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.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0 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).

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-61 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 local exchange's currency.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 423401411458519588689729655549
CF_DDA 515259657577839299100
ChangeInWorkingCapital -3320148-820-410-5416814
CF_DeferredTax 56-2119-33723-1543-53
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 791820403233302635
Cash Flow from Others 200-38-401230-2212-8247
Cash Flow from Operations 472489577514633693807793910692

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 18815720716315513177156149168
CF_DDA 24242425252625242525
ChangeInWorkingCapital 47222-821133-23-655449
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 146213-47118207-61
Cash Flow from Operations 261229275182152301160116235181
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