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Rockwell Automation Inc (NYSE:ROK)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,033 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, Rockwell Automation Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $249 Mil. Its DDA was $38 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $13 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-7 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $34 Mil. In all, Rockwell Automation Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $326 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.

Rockwell Automation Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

Rockwell Automation Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Rockwell Automation Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 203.5 (Dec. 2013 ) + 202.8 (Mar. 2014 ) + 301.1 (Jun. 2014 ) + 325.9 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1,033 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.

Rockwell Automation Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $249 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

Rockwell Automation Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $38 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.

Rockwell Automation Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $13 Mil. It means Rockwell Automation Inc's working capital increased by $13 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Rockwell Automation Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-7 Mil.

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

Rockwell Automation Inc'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).

Rockwell Automation Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $34 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.

Rockwell Automation Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 5186071,488578218440697737756827
CF_DDA 171154118137134127131139145153
ChangeInWorkingCapital -12946-207-129110-65-151-31-21-43
CF_DeferredTax 116-16-44-1615584782-7-7
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000-1-1-4-1-70
Cash Flow from Others -10-365-8972250-66-77-208148104
Cash Flow from Operations 6664264595915264936447191,0151,033

Rockwell Automation Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 542195161176204215198180200249
CF_DDA 35363536383636384038
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1252-64-421174-53-383613
CF_DeferredTax 082000-7000-7
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. -0-0-70000000
Cash Flow from Others -324254233423223222634
Cash Flow from Operations 265390167203294351204203301326
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