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NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$894 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, NCR Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $72 Mil. Its DDA was $85 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $380 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-29 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $-9 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $16 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $40 Mil. In all, NCR Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $555 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.

NCR Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

NCR Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

NCR Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 23 (Mar. 2016 ) + 101 (Jun. 2016 ) + 215 (Sep. 2016 ) + 555 (Dec. 2016 ) = $894 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.

NCR Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $72 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

NCR Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $85 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.

NCR Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $380 Mil. It means NCR Corp's working capital increased by $380 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

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

NCR Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-29 Mil.

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

NCR Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-9 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.

NCR Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $16 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).

NCR Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $40 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.

NCR Corp Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 27423061147-98475456185-150287
CF_DDA 110109128114128166208284308344
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1546410841461-1,011-413138396188
CF_DeferredTax -70-80-48-1301443-1252410
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0-19-3321-77-15-52-1-43-39
Stock Based Compensation 0411221334941314261
Cash Flow from Others 151-2927-337112381210443
Cash Flow from Operations 374396223263388-180281524681894

NCR Corp Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 154042-34310348327410972
CF_DDA 69737676777989868485
ChangeInWorkingCapital 78263-65410-3384-117-72-3380
CF_DeferredTax -38-9741111-251519-29
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 66-29-4-13-10-16-12-8-10-9
Stock Based Compensation 75911121013161616
Cash Flow from Others -733417-208913-10040
Cash Flow from Operations 1242897915016029223101215555
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