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Qualcomm Inc (NAS:QCOM)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,881 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2015, Qualcomm Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $1,496 Mil. Its DDA was $364 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $1,114 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $247 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-482 Mil. In all, Qualcomm Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $2,739 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.

Qualcomm Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Qualcomm Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is

Qualcomm Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was -658 (Mar. 2015 ) + 2116 (Jun. 2015 ) + 1684 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2739 (Dec. 2015 ) = $5,881 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.

Qualcomm Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $1,496 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

Qualcomm Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $364 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.

Qualcomm Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $1,114 Mil. It means Qualcomm Inc's working capital increased by $1,114 Mil from Sep. 2015 to Dec. 2015 .

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

Qualcomm Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

Qualcomm Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

Qualcomm Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $247 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).

Qualcomm Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-482 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.

Qualcomm Inc Annual Data

Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,4703,3033,1601,5923,2474,2426,0596,8457,9645,268
CF_DDA 2723834566356661,0618971,0171,1501,214
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1324-7083,993-46442-665-115-618-1,947
CF_DeferredTax 000011600000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0005846128241,0351,1051,0591,026
Cash Flow from Others 524101650368-519-1,669-1,328-74-668-55
Cash Flow from Operations 3,2533,8113,5587,1724,0764,9005,9988,7788,8875,506

Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,5011,8741,9592,2371,8941,9711,0521,1841,0611,496
CF_DDA 273272289292297287304297326364
ChangeInWorkingCapital 520505-50072-695-55-2,3071982171,114
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 274282250274253273249271233247
Cash Flow from Others -58-152-184-202-130-11244166-153-482
Cash Flow from Operations 2,5102,7811,8142,6731,6192,364-6582,1161,6842,739
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