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PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$3,145 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

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. 2015, PPL Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $647 Mil. Its DDA was $350 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-193 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $124 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $28 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-283 Mil. In all, PPL Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $673 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.

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

PPL Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

PPL Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 652 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1045 (Sep. 2014 ) + 775 (Dec. 2014 ) + 673 (Mar. 2015 ) = $3,145 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.

PPL Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $647 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

PPL Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $350 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.

PPL Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-193 Mil. It means PPL Corp's working capital declined by $193 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

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

PPL Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $124 Mil.

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

PPL Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 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.

PPL Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $28 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).

PPL Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-283 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.

PPL Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 6788651,2889504269591,5121,5311,1311,737
CF_DDA 7217558914618607801,2151,2861,3831,465
ChangeInWorkingCapital -108192-266-9138-356-668-18-35090
CF_DeferredTax -66-25424310424158242472640
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 000000005164
Cash Flow from Others 163-29-384144324409-134-459570-593
Cash Flow from Operations 1,3881,7581,5711,5891,8522,0332,5072,7642,8573,403

PPL Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 360413405411-98316229497695647
CF_DDA 329348335340360365364369367350
ChangeInWorkingCapital -72-321-126217-120-22-125281-44-193
CF_DeferredTax 1268021110-229-26159133374124
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 000456280521228
Cash Flow from Others -73-276-12225371527025-287-629-283
Cash Flow from Operations 6702447031,2766349316521,045775673
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