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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,244 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

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. 2014, Symantec Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $244 Mil. Its DDA was $111 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-239 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $10 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $47 Mil. In all, Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $173 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. 2014 is calculated as:

Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Symantec Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 329 (Dec. 2013 ) + 449 (Mar. 2014 ) + 293 (Jun. 2014 ) + 173 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1,244 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.

Symantec Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $244 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. 2014 was $111 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. 2014 was $-239 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital declined by $239 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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. 2014 was $10 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. 2014 was $0 Mil.

6. 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. 2014 was $47 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 536157404464-6,72971401,172755898
CF_DDA 132624811824837837647656638491
ChangeInWorkingCapital 369525284504-349231339-60-277
CF_DeferredTax 61-20311-180-89-415153147
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1104341552077,685174911-281229122
Cash Flow from Operations 1,2071,5371,6661,8191,6711,6931,7941,9011,5931,281

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 172193577190157241283217236244
CF_DDA 162160159157156111110114116111
ChangeInWorkingCapital -54-24936186-61-200-5438-121-239
CF_DeferredTax 31211143120-42382010
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 5762-32065291932424247
Cash Flow from Operations 340178463612312191329449293173
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