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NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,300 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2014, NextEra Energy Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $491 Mil. Its DDA was $613 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-140 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $271 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $196 Mil. In all, NextEra Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,431 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.

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

NextEra Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

NextEra Energy Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 1140 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1712 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1017 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1431 (Jun. 2014 ) = $5,300 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.

NextEra Energy Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $491 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

NextEra Energy Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $613 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.

NextEra Energy Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-140 Mil. It means NextEra Energy Inc's working capital declined by $140 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

NextEra Energy Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $271 Mil.

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

NextEra Energy Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 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).

NextEra Energy Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $196 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.

NextEra Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 8878851,2811,3121,6391,6151,95701,9111,908
CF_DDA 1,2461,4961,4211,4791,6432,0042,0921,8441,7722,163
ChangeInWorkingCapital 49484-96274-173-182237-502-190-52
CF_DeferredTax 428333393402569273511553682877
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -405-1,251365326-275753-9632,179-183206
Cash Flow from Operations 2,6501,5472,4983,5933,4034,4633,8344,0743,9925,102

NextEra Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 461661414429272611698327430491
CF_DDA 383402530457419499605640463613
ChangeInWorkingCapital -61-85-7935-22033-436571-180-140
CF_DeferredTax 13423914416536317228854190271
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -82-124220-251248-147-15120114196
Cash Flow from Operations 8351,0931,2298351,0821,1681,1401,7121,0171,431
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