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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIA)
Cash Flow from Operations
$2,603 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2014, Viacom Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $511 Mil. Its DDA was $1,007 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-965 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-64 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $31 Mil. In all, Viacom Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $520 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. 2012 is calculated as:

Viacom Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Viacom Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 739 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1051 (Sep. 2013 ) + 293 (Dec. 2013 ) + 520 (Mar. 2014 ) = $2,603 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.

Viacom Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $511 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 Mar. 2014 was $1,007 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 Mar. 2014 was $-965 Mil. It means Viacom Inc's working capital declined by $965 Mil from Dec. 2013 to Mar. 2014 .

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 Mar. 2014 was $-64 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 Mar. 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).

Viacom Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $31 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.

Viacom Inc Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep11Sep12Sep13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 001,2571,5921,8381,2501,6552,1832,3850
CF_DDA 002,1213,0904,1405,2134,7255,0804,6160
ChangeInWorkingCapital 00-1,844-3,151-4,173-4,730-4,466-5,070-4,5330
CF_DeferredTax 00201493314118376-870
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 0081589-62289-881751170
Cash Flow from Operations 001,6362,2701,7762,0361,1512,6442,4980

Viacom Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 601599536649482489666812557511
CF_DDA 62593,3271,1681,0791,0431,2171,2699661,007
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1,174-796-1,340-1,223-1,069-1,233-1,236-931-1,210-965
CF_DeferredTax -67-70-681186141438-19-30-64
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 1,2051,085-2,22350161154-801031
Cash Flow from Operations 6278772327625697247391,051293520
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