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NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,500 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2014, NextEra Energy Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $884 Mil. Its DDA was $692 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $76 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $489 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-609 Mil. In all, NextEra Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,532 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. 2014 is calculated as:

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

NextEra Energy Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 1017 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1431 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1520 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1532 (Dec. 2014 ) = $5,500 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 Dec. 2014 was $884 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 Dec. 2014 was $692 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 Dec. 2014 was $76 Mil. It means NextEra Energy Inc's working capital increased by $76 Mil from Sep. 2014 to Dec. 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 Dec. 2014 was $489 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 2014 was $-609 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

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 9011,2811,3121,6391,6151,9571,9231,9111,9082,469
CF_DDA 1,4961,4211,4791,6432,0042,0731,8441,5182,1632,551
ChangeInWorkingCapital 195-962-145-173-182237-502-190-52-538
CF_DeferredTax 3433934025692735115536828771,205
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -1,388365545-275753-94425671206-187
Cash Flow from Operations 1,5472,4983,5933,4034,4633,8344,0743,9925,1025,500

NextEra Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 414429272611698327430491664884
CF_DDA 466397419499605640463613783692
ChangeInWorkingCapital -451-22033-441576-180-140-29476
CF_DeferredTax 14416536317226478190271255489
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 250-157248-1471491114196112-609
Cash Flow from Operations 1,2298351,0821,1681,1401,7121,0171,4311,5201,532
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