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Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,021 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, Motorola Solutions Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $127 Mil. Its DDA was $55 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-188 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $41 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $11 Mil. In all, Motorola Solutions Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $46 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.

Motorola Solutions Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Motorola Solutions Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Motorola Solutions Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 82 (Jun. 2013 ) + 152 (Sep. 2013 ) + 741 (Dec. 2013 ) + 46 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,021 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.

Motorola Solutions Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $127 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

Motorola Solutions Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $55 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.

Motorola Solutions Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-188 Mil. It means Motorola Solutions Inc's working capital declined by $188 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

Motorola Solutions Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $41 Mil.

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

Motorola Solutions Inc'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).

Motorola Solutions Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $11 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.

Motorola Solutions Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,5324,5783,661-49-4,240-3442617418781,105
CF_DDA 566540558903831642353366208228
ChangeInWorkingCapital 5-26-1,442256-761-553-228-582-422-259
CF_DeferredTax 4661,000838-7471,6985038463242-231
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 00000-5029-4600
Cash Flow from Others 1,696-1,784-1164222,7148844306162101
Cash Flow from Operations 4,2654,3083,4997852426298038481,068944

Motorola Solutions Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 177159177206336192262308343127
CF_DDA 93535345575257596055
ChangeInWorkingCapital -297-197-96-21788-301-124-131297-188
CF_DeferredTax 33276611039-11-143-881141
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. -10130-1300000
Cash Flow from Others 3927403857373043011
Cash Flow from Operations 4469253182564-318215274146
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