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Tata Motors Ltd (NYSE:TTM)
Cash Flow from Operations
$7,311 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, Tata Motors Ltd's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $733 Mil. Its DDA was $397 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $567 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $239 Mil. In all, Tata Motors Ltd's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,936 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.

Tata Motors Ltd's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash Flow from Operations(A: Mar. 2014 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=2187.55149502+1842.089701+660.503322259+0
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Cash Flow from Others
+0+1503.90033223
=6,194

Tata Motors Ltd's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Cash Flow from Operations(Q: Sep. 2014 )
=Net Income From Continuing Operations+DDA+Change In Working Capital+Deferred Tax
=732.899022801+397.394136808+566.7752443+0
+Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations+Cash Flow from Others
+0+239.413680782
=1,936

Tata Motors Ltd Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1553.19148936 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2772.1179402 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1049.06937394 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1936.48208469 (Sep. 2014 ) = $7,311 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.

Tata Motors Ltd's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $733 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

Tata Motors Ltd's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $397 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.

Tata Motors Ltd's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $567 Mil. It means Tata Motors Ltd's working capital increased by $567 Mil from Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2014 .

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

Tata Motors Ltd's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil.

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

Tata Motors Ltd'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).

Tata Motors Ltd's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $239 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.

Tata Motors Ltd Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 306339415554-5078341,6612,2611,6342,188
CF_DDA 1141321522095478149781,0571,3821,842
ChangeInWorkingCapital 99-329-195-624-40852-61956-149661
CF_DeferredTax 2115190000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -13-29104444923501,1788641,2481,504
Cash Flow from Operations 5271284015824922,8503,1974,2384,1156,194

Tata Motors Ltd Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 004783714718061,013-1881,173733
CF_DDA 00273765313343362781396397
ChangeInWorkingCapital 00-165-252-488383-82866-638567
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 00-781,232-116492601,313118239
Cash Flow from Operations 005092,1161801,5821,5532,7721,0491,936
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