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Scotts Miracle Gro Co (NYSE:SMG)
Cash Flow from Operations
$273 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2014, Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $126 Mil. Its DDA was $16 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-584 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $8 Mil. In all, Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-434 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as:

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 688.4 (Jun. 2013 ) + 198.9 (Sep. 2013 ) + -180.2 (Dec. 2013 ) + -434.4 (Mar. 2014 ) = $273 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $126 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

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $16 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-584 Mil. It means Scotts Miracle Gro Co's working capital declined by $584 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0 Mil.

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

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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).

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $8 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 101101133113-11153204168107161
CF_DDA 58676768706059626266
ChangeInWorkingCapital -2710-99-10838-18-53-5866
CF_DeferredTax 18-14-06-17-638-112424
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 656382691501913-431825
Cash Flow from Operations 214227182247201265296122153342

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -7412793-40-68100148-19-66126
CF_DDA 13171716161716171616
ChangeInWorkingCapital -145-57462437-124-500521168-133-584
CF_DeferredTax 000240002400
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 41022773928
Cash Flow from Operations -201-41973638-169-377688199-180-434
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