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Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$340 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2015)

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 Apr. 2015, Valspar Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $90 Mil. Its DDA was $22 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-107 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $4 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-4 Mil. In all, Valspar Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $6 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.

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

Valspar Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 is

Valspar Corp Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was 162.185 (Jul. 2014 ) + 195.646 (Oct. 2014 ) + -23.322 (Jan. 2015 ) + 5.635 (Apr. 2015 ) = $340 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.

Valspar Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $90 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

Valspar Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $22 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.

Valspar Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $-107 Mil. It means Valspar Corp's working capital declined by $107 Mil from Jan. 2015 to Apr. 2015 .

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

Valspar Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

Valspar Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 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.

Valspar Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $4 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).

Valspar Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $-4 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 own currency.

Valspar Corp Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 148175172151160222-139292289345
CF_DDA 686972818381989488101
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1137-734846-30-55-416-127
CF_DeferredTax 423-7183-3612-13-2
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00099910142328
Cash Flow from Others -2217-1720-20413-2352
Cash Flow from Operations 229285191264338266291349399347

Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 5577946454869810810490
CF_DDA 21222026282422272422
ChangeInWorkingCapital -76-837293-75-1324238-102-107
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 814105541434
Cash Flow from Others -511-4-2-3-38-53-4
Cash Flow from Operations 2181901899-20162196-236
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