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Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,684 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, Northeast Utilities's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $238 Mil. Its DDA was $151 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-102 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $137 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $70 Mil. In all, Northeast Utilities's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $494 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.

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

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

Northeast Utilities Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 295.881 (Jun. 2013 ) + 407.944 (Sep. 2013 ) + 486.571 (Dec. 2013 ) + 493.796 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,684 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.

Northeast Utilities's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $238 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

Northeast Utilities's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $151 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.

Northeast Utilities's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-102 Mil. It means Northeast Utilities's working capital declined by $102 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

Northeast Utilities's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $137 Mil.

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

Northeast Utilities'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).

Northeast Utilities's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $70 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.

Northeast Utilities Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 122-253471246266336394401533794
CF_DDA 528657464306465323301302599817
ChangeInWorkingCapital -87-50376-490-119-82-12288-111-307
CF_DeferredTax 112-203-204787126211197292431
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -158291-700179-44287310-17-151-72
Cash Flow from Operations 5174414072486559891,0939701,1611,664

Northeast Utilities Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 35010146210177230173211179238
CF_DDA 798117611322915526840353151
ChangeInWorkingCapital -137-15960-9786-241-1051228-102
CF_DeferredTax 63527127106169016597137
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -275-6623123-232161-41-21-17170
Cash Flow from Operations 829312476365473296408487494
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