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ONEOK Partners LP (NYSE:OKS)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,008 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013, ONEOK Partners LP's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $228 Mil. Its DDA was $63 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $87 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-24 Mil. In all, ONEOK Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $354 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.

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

ONEOK Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

ONEOK Partners LP Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 181.437 (Mar. 2013 ) + 202.024 (Jun. 2013 ) + 270.657 (Sep. 2013 ) + 353.613 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,008 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.

ONEOK Partners LP's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $228 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

ONEOK Partners LP's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $63 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.

ONEOK Partners LP's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $87 Mil. It means ONEOK Partners LP's working capital increased by $87 Mil from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

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

ONEOK Partners LP's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-0 Mil.

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

ONEOK Partners LP's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 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).

ONEOK Partners LP's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-24 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.

ONEOK Partners LP Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 145147445408626435473831888804
CF_DDA 8786122114125164174178203237
ChangeInWorkingCapital -194124180-40-21-138113-1298
CF_DeferredTax 000051211475
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 3230-88-0-60-27-254-23-47
Cash Flow from Operations 2452676037026565624951,1309461,008

ONEOK Partners LP Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 210715239207232211157202216228
CF_DDA 45464951505355586163
ChangeInWorkingCapital -101119-72-49-8678-20-56-387
CF_DeferredTax 1-12221223-0
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -1-40511-8-17-11-4-6-24
Cash Flow from Operations 154474219211191326181202271354
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