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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Cash Flow from Operations
$-355 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, Symantec Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-69 Mil. Its DDA was $133 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $12 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $16 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $85 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-122 Mil. In all, Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $55 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.

Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

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

Symantec Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 112 (Dec. 2015 ) + 250 (Mar. 2016 ) + -772 (Jun. 2016 ) + 55 (Sep. 2016 ) = $-355 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.

Symantec Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-69 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

Symantec Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $133 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.

Symantec Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $12 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital increased by $12 Mil from Jun. 2016 to Sep. 2016 .

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

Symantec Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $16 Mil.

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

Symantec Corp'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.

Symantec Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $85 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).

Symantec Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-122 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 local exchange's currency.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15Mar16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 404464-6,7867145931,18775591109-821
CF_DDA 811824933733642653638367351299
ChangeInWorkingCapital 284504-3319231314-60-466-547723
CF_DeferredTax 11-180-127-415253146-291,082
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0164157155145164164105131161
Cash Flow from Others 155447,527113178-442651,1381,297-648
Cash Flow from Operations 1,6661,8191,6711,6931,7941,9011,5931,2811,312796

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 236244-426552553114-1,01366-69
CF_DDA 11611138867776717572133
ChangeInWorkingCapital -121-239-137-50-107-58-1271,015-98712
CF_DeferredTax 2010-1-5830-15481,0193316
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 4346537354538434985
Cash Flow from Others -1187941824033-32-889-5-122
Cash Flow from Operations 293173358488300134112250-77255
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