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Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$2,549 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2014, Xcel Energy Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $195 Mil. Its DDA was $320 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-99 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $86 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-55 Mil. In all, Xcel Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $447 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.

Xcel Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Xcel Energy Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

Xcel Energy Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 928.683 (Sep. 2013 ) + 581.128 (Dec. 2013 ) + 592.649 (Mar. 2014 ) + 446.862 (Jun. 2014 ) = $2,549 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.

Xcel Energy Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $195 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

Xcel Energy Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $320 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.

Xcel Energy Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-99 Mil. It means Xcel Energy Inc's working capital declined by $99 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

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

Xcel Energy Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $86 Mil.

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

Xcel Energy Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 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).

Xcel Energy Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-55 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.

Xcel Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 356513569577646681752841905948
CF_DDA 7708168959019089169781,0109441,002
ChangeInWorkingCapital -191-366346-232-214-165-25632-39257
CF_DeferredTax 57205-60265259408414467508515
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -191-51874281746554061
Cash Flow from Operations 8011,1631,9371,5531,6801,9131,8942,4062,0052,584

Xcel Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 184183398140237197365150261195
CF_DDA 259255194236253304183261250320
ChangeInWorkingCapital -132-152-26-824-13415038-91-99
CF_DeferredTax 1671111626813110517410515086
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -1-9-217118-40572721-55
Cash Flow from Operations 477388707433642432929581593447
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