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Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)
Cash Flow from Operations
$3,097 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2015, Williams Companies Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $-173 Mil. Its DDA was $432 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-23 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $19 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $348 Mil. In all, Williams Companies Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $603 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.

Williams Companies Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Williams Companies Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is

Williams Companies Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 1011 (Dec. 2014 ) + 669 (Mar. 2015 ) + 814 (Jun. 2015 ) + 603 (Sep. 2015 ) = $3,097 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.

Williams Companies Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-173 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

Williams Companies Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $432 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.

Williams Companies Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-23 Mil. It means Williams Companies Inc's working capital declined by $23 Mil from Jun. 2015 to Sep. 2015 .

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

Williams Companies Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0 Mil.

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

Williams Companies Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 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.

Williams Companies Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $19 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).

Williams Companies Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $348 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.

Williams Companies Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 3173099901,592361-9226611,0656682,339
CF_DDA 7539101,1521,3101,4691,5071,6667568151,176
ChangeInWorkingCapital 338443-133-187-69-118139-49183-567
CF_DeferredTax -4515437000-155-179000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00004300000
Cash Flow from Others 8774-1426407682,3391,15263551-833
Cash Flow from Operations 1,4501,8902,2373,3552,5722,6513,4391,8352,2172,115

Williams Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 192197491961271,70830813183-173
CF_DDA 198207209214214369379427428432
ChangeInWorkingCapital 154873562-137-235-257160154-23
CF_DeferredTax 2614000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 11801112130232319
Cash Flow from Others -1480222-3797-1,5105814626348
Cash Flow from Operations 6685395154463133451,011669814603
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