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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,656 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016, Viacom Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $408 Mil. Its DDA was $56 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-1,367 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-63 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $23 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $1,102 Mil. In all, Viacom Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $159 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.

Viacom Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Viacom Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Viacom Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 410 (Mar. 2016 ) + 116 (Jun. 2016 ) + 971 (Sep. 2016 ) + 159 (Dec. 2016 ) = $1,656 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.

Viacom Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $408 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

Viacom Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $56 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.

Viacom Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-1,367 Mil. It means Viacom Inc's working capital declined by $1,367 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

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

Viacom Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-63 Mil.

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

Viacom Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

Viacom Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $23 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).

Viacom Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,102 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.

Viacom Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,5921,8381,2501,6552,1832,3852,4492,4642,0021,471
CF_DDA 3,0904,1405,2134,7255,0804,6164,6084,4235,1474,789
ChangeInWorkingCapital -3,151-4,173-4,730-4,466-5,070-4,533-4,476-4,126-4,760-5,223
CF_DeferredTax 1493314118376-87494-290-82254
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 0099102128122128122101163
Cash Flow from Others 589-62190-983-53-5-1204-95-83
Cash Flow from Operations 2,2701,7762,0361,1512,6442,4983,0832,5972,3131,371

Viacom Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 742513-48645892461309440261408
CF_DDA 1,3761,0821,6119501,504552,1621,2021,37056
ChangeInWorkingCapital -855-1,768-736-1,180-1,076-1,966-1,104-1,619-534-1,367
CF_DeferredTax -92232-186-8-1202997893-216-63
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 29262521292626199223
Cash Flow from Others 34-29-42-284999-1,061-19-21,102
Cash Flow from Operations 1,234566244001,233-126410116971159
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