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SunPower Corp (NAS:SPWR)
Cash Flow from Operations
$-1,071 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

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 Jun. 2016, SunPower Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-92 Mil. Its DDA was $41 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-260 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $2 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $16 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-7 Mil. In all, SunPower Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-300 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.

SunPower Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

SunPower Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2016 is

SunPower Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was -103.919 (Sep. 2015 ) + -296.871 (Dec. 2015 ) + -369.901 (Mar. 2016 ) + -300.091 (Jun. 2016 ) = $-1,071 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.

SunPower Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 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

SunPower Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $41 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.

SunPower Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-260 Mil. It means SunPower Corp's working capital declined by $260 Mil from Mar. 2016 to Jun. 2016 .

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

SunPower Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $2 Mil.

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

SunPower Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 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.

SunPower Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $16 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).

SunPower Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-7 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.

SunPower Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 279-12433167-614-35234183-299
CF_DDA 21587110114113011898109138
ChangeInWorkingCapital -98-138-65-48-137-5887-19-378-619
CF_DeferredTax -0-9171216-14-412264
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 007047544742465659
Cash Flow from Others 583186-24-74414138317-68
Cash Flow from Operations -462155121167-94291628-726

SunPower Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 43117122-29-23-87-160-101-92
CF_DDA 25242634293137414241
ChangeInWorkingCapital -54-161-88-74-124-204-70-222-328-260
CF_DeferredTax 18-15-524-552341-12
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 15131414141415161716
Cash Flow from Others 45443-35-22-142-7
Cash Flow from Operations 50-132-32122-113-212-104-297-370-300
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