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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,262 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2014, Symantec Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $236 Mil. Its DDA was $116 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-121 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $20 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $42 Mil. In all, Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $293 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 Jun. 2014 is

Symantec Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 191 (Sep. 2013 ) + 329 (Dec. 2013 ) + 449 (Mar. 2014 ) + 293 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,262 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 Jun. 2014 was $236 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 Jun. 2014 was $116 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 Jun. 2014 was $-121 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital declined by $121 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 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 Jun. 2014 was $20 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 2014 was $42 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 536157404464-6,7867145931,172755898
CF_DDA 127640811824933733642653638491
ChangeInWorkingCapital 361525284504-3319231339-60-277
CF_DeferredTax 61-20311-180-127-415153147
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1224181552077,684268323-278229122
Cash Flow from Operations 1,2071,5371,6661,8191,6711,6931,7941,9011,5931,281

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 559160189216190157241283217236
CF_DDA 169160162159157156111110114116
ChangeInWorkingCapital 454-35-24130186-61-200-5438-121
CF_DeferredTax -23-4813143120-423820
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -472596045652919324242
Cash Flow from Operations 687340178463612312191329449293
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