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Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NAS:ULTA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$550 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 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 Oct. 2016, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $88 Mil. Its DDA was $53 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-46 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $4 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $5 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-1 Mil. In all, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $103 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as:

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 is

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was 226.901 (Jan. 2016 ) + 166.931 (Apr. 2016 ) + 52.699 (Jul. 2016 ) + 103.388 (Oct. 2016 ) = $550 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $88 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

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $53 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $-46 Mil. It means Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's working capital declined by $46 Mil from Jul. 2016 to Oct. 2016 .

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

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $4 Mil.

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

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Oct. 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $5 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).

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $-1 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.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2325253971120173203257320
CF_DDA 30405162657688106132165
ChangeInWorkingCapital 7-16-2663332728-18-125
CF_DeferredTax -3-32338119496
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0046111213161516
Cash Flow from Others -11-2-1-11-25-46-91-6
Cash Flow from Operations 564775173177221239328397376

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc Quarterly Data

Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 615987677471108929088
CF_DDA 32343638394246485053
ChangeInWorkingCapital -37-89119-38-57-916125-92-46
CF_DeferredTax -16410-270-24
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 4433444455
Cash Flow from Others 1-22-3-3-00-21-1
Cash Flow from Operations 601325068572322716753103
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