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Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,493 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, Sysco Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $254 Mil. Its DDA was $147 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $212 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $9 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $23 Mil. In all, Sysco Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $645 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.

Sysco Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as:

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

Sysco Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 169.229 (Sep. 2013 ) + 288.935 (Dec. 2013 ) + 389.9 (Mar. 2014 ) + 644.751 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,493 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.

Sysco Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $254 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

Sysco Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $147 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.

Sysco Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $212 Mil. It means Sysco Corp's working capital increased by $212 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

Sysco Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $9 Mil.

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

Sysco 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).

Sysco Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $23 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.

Sysco Corp Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 9618551,0011,1061,0561,1801,1521,122992932
CF_DDA 317345363373382390403417513556
ChangeInWorkingCapital -679-696-618-636311-666-390-59-69-67
CF_DeferredTax 555482546643-294-122-165-178-28-31
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 3813711111012710392103103103
Cash Flow from Operations 1,1921,1241,4031,5961,5828851,0921,4041,5121,493

Sysco Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 260309287221201283286211181254
CF_DDA 104112121129130133134137138147
ChangeInWorkingCapital -37-44-183-20313305-258-7857212
CF_DeferredTax 1999-29-11-214-15-12-129
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 24201838301823312623
Cash Flow from Operations 370496213174373752169289390645
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