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PPG Industries Inc (NYSE:PPG)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,528 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, PPG Industries Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $92 Mil. Its DDA was $123 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $156 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-30 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $20 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $130 Mil. In all, PPG Industries Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $491 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.

PPG Industries Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

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

PPG Industries Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 163 (Mar. 2014 ) + 238 (Jun. 2014 ) + 636 (Sep. 2014 ) + 491 (Dec. 2014 ) = $1,528 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.

PPG Industries Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $92 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

PPG Industries Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $123 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.

PPG Industries Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $156 Mil. It means PPG Industries Inc's working capital increased by $156 Mil from Sep. 2014 to Dec. 2014 .

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

PPG Industries Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-30 Mil.

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

PPG Industries Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

PPG Industries Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $20 Mil.

7. 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).

PPG Industries Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $130 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Stock Based Compensation, 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.

PPG Industries Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 5967118566244268801,2128369731,157
CF_DDA 372380403563480470467421452476
ChangeInWorkingCapital -280-329-66370239-188143-43-156
CF_DeferredTax 0000000-212-16-89
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000718173
Cash Flow from Others 125396631669-279-5552834467
Cash Flow from Operations 1,0651,1309961,4371,3451,3101,4361,7871,7911,528

PPG Industries Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 31021419732420724528339938392
CF_DDA 104106101119113119119115119123
ChangeInWorkingCapital 269410-41117198153-301-180169156
CF_DeferredTax -127-85-6634-1733-128-86-30
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 53181517272218201520
Cash Flow from Others -4857572260-6345-14436130
Cash Flow from Operations 605748-89583788509163238636491
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