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Portland General Electric Co (NYSE:POR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$558 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2014, Portland General Electric Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $38 Mil. Its DDA was $76 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $33 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $11 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $13 Mil. In all, Portland General Electric Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $171 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.

Portland General Electric Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Portland General Electric Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Portland General Electric Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 85 (Dec. 2013 ) + 158 (Mar. 2014 ) + 144 (Jun. 2014 ) + 171 (Sep. 2014 ) = $558 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.

Portland General Electric Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $38 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

Portland General Electric Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $76 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.

Portland General Electric Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $33 Mil. It means Portland General Electric Co's working capital increased by $33 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Portland General Electric Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $11 Mil.

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

Portland General Electric Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 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).

Portland General Electric Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $13 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.

Portland General Electric Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 92647114587891210140104
CF_DDA 233233219181208211238227248248
ChangeInWorkingCapital -2192-17634-1767717-54068
CF_DeferredTax -13-53-3822228267564711
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 493630-3842-73-5217519113
Cash Flow from Operations 340372106344183386391453494544

Portland General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 011214048-223147583538
CF_DDA 63636062626262757376
ChangeInWorkingCapital 3961-17262345-26-133233
CF_DeferredTax 1927-2313-14-11315511
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 36-80-116166543-1123-113
Cash Flow from Operations 1571834416511418085158144171
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