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SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU)
Cash Flow from Operations
$408 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 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 Feb. 2015, SUPERVALU Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $36 Mil. Its DDA was $66 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $62 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $45 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $5 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $88 Mil. In all, SUPERVALU Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $302 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.

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

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

SUPERVALU Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2015 was 57 (May. 2014 ) + 103 (Aug. 2014 ) + -54 (Nov. 2014 ) + 302 (Feb. 2015 ) = $408 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.

SUPERVALU Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $36 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

SUPERVALU Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $66 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.

SUPERVALU Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $62 Mil. It means SUPERVALU Inc's working capital increased by $62 Mil from Nov. 2014 to Feb. 2015 .

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

SUPERVALU Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $45 Mil.

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

SUPERVALU Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Feb. 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.

SUPERVALU Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $5 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).

SUPERVALU Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Feb. 2015 was $88 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.

SUPERVALU Inc Annual Data

Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14Feb15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 206452593-2,855393-200-110-2636127
CF_DDA 3118791,0171,057957925884365302285
ChangeInWorkingCapital 37-639138-331-134-166-20635-326-102
CF_DeferredTax -6144-74-118151-94-112-50-394
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00044311513132223
Cash Flow from Others 20265583,737766835877985471
Cash Flow from Operations 6958011,7321,5341,4741,1631,05689819408

SUPERVALU Inc Quarterly Data

Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations -54-209-10539324048311236
CF_DDA 201-3149870676789656566
ChangeInWorkingCapital -302466-255-121-155205-6019-12362
CF_DeferredTax -201361-1-456-12-3545
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 31123347655
Cash Flow from Others 11458455-341221-33-62288
Cash Flow from Operations -58541-189-42-4229257103-54302
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