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Sunoco Logistics Partners LP (NYSE:SXL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$794 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $146 Mil. Its DDA was $106 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-164 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $32 Mil. In all, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $120 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.

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 188 (Jun. 2015 ) + 185 (Sep. 2015 ) + 301 (Dec. 2015 ) + 120 (Mar. 2016 ) = $794 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.

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $146 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

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $106 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.

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-164 Mil. It means Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's working capital declined by $164 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

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

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 Mil.

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

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 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).

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $32 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.

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 90121214250348322531474300397
CF_DDA 373841506688139265296382
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1143-38-12155-265921-258-361
CF_DeferredTax 00000-2-26-45
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 4512-2-12848-36-17232175
Cash Flow from Operations 141207229176341430691749566598

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 105110158157-125372775726146
CF_DDA 69697477768294102104106
ChangeInWorkingCapital 111-297121-12341-247-67-9144-164
CF_DeferredTax 0-1-1-20-2-1-2100
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 3-6-6-424854-11511911732
Cash Flow from Operations 288-125346105240-76188185301120
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