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Stantec Inc (NYSE:STN)
Cash Flow from Operations
\$171 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2016, Stantec Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was \$38 Mil. Its DDA was \$29 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was \$-28 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was \$2 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was \$0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was \$2 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was \$3 Mil. In all, Stantec Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$45 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.

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

 Cash Flow from Operations (A: Dec. 2015 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + DDA + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = 114.036315905 + 61.0610369722 + -29.1446073069 + -4.59272223438 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 8.16743236345 + 0.344198935317 = 150

Stantec Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is

 Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + DDA + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = 37.5869697894 + 29.0349404944 + -28.4749771132 + 2.05370765944 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 1.72413793103 + 3.22551113824 = 45

Stantec Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 108.711441698 (Dec. 2015 ) + -7.29925903523 (Mar. 2016 ) + 24.0088413215 (Jun. 2016 ) + 45.1502898993 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$171 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Stantec Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$38 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

Stantec Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$29 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.

Stantec Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-28 Mil. It means Stantec Inc's working capital declined by \$28 Mil from Jun. 2016 to Sep. 2016 .

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

Stantec Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$2 Mil.

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

Stantec Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 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.

Stantec Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$2 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).

Stantec Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$3 Mil.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Stantec Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 52 69 24 53 94 12 122 137 143 114 CF_DDA 19 23 29 42 42 133 48 50 55 61 ChangeInWorkingCapital 6 -6 23 -32 -22 -46 -2 50 -24 -29 CF_DeferredTax -2 -5 -5 -6 -2 4 -1 -7 -1 -5 Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stock Based Compensation 0 0 4 4 3 5 8 12 7 8 Cash Flow from Others 6 7 54 33 -4 3 7 13 1 0 Cash Flow from Operations 81 87 130 95 111 112 182 256 180 150

Stantec Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 41 44 33 30 35 38 18 23 16 38 CF_DDA 14 15 15 17 16 16 15 16 25 29 ChangeInWorkingCapital -38 28 35 -120 1 12 69 -48 -22 -28 CF_DeferredTax -1 -4 1 0 -1 -3 -2 -2 2 2 Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stock Based Compensation 2 4 -0 2 4 -0 3 1 0 2 Cash Flow from Others -0 1 -1 1 -6 0 4 3 3 3 Cash Flow from Operations 17 88 83 -70 49 63 109 -7 24 45
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