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NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,382 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, NiSource Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $266 Mil. Its DDA was $149 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-167 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $149 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-3 Mil. In all, NiSource Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $394 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.

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

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

NiSource Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 445.4 (Jun. 2013 ) + 184.1 (Sep. 2013 ) + 358.2 (Dec. 2013 ) + 394 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,382 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.

NiSource Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $266 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

NiSource Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $149 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.

NiSource Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-167 Mil. It means NiSource Inc's working capital declined by $167 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

NiSource Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $149 Mil.

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

NiSource 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).

NiSource Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-3 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.

NiSource Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 43630728232179218292299416532
CF_DDA 530562557540567589597536562577
ChangeInWorkingCapital -5-182421-117-483701-400-262-1955
CF_DeferredTax 98-17-1135138378194178293287
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 00000-2470000
Cash Flow from Others -34296285274211924-15
Cash Flow from Operations 1,0567121,1567565851,6667258701,2761,437

NiSource Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 23219369191342617248152266
CF_DDA 132145147125144144143145146149
ChangeInWorkingCapital -2018775-109-49170-43-23-167
CF_DeferredTax 1092374160117503288149
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 000-1200014200
Cash Flow from Others -9641-38285-2310-139-5-3
Cash Flow from Operations 76480292170334449445184358394
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