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Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)
Change In Working Capital
$137 Mil (As of Feb. 2015)

Carnival Corp's change in working capital for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2015 was $137 Mil. It means Carnival Corp's working capital increased by $137 Mil from Nov. 2014 to Feb. 2015 .

Carnival Corp's change in working capital for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2014 was $199 Mil. It means Carnival Corp's working capital increased by $199 Mil from Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014 .


Definition

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. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement.

Use Wal-Mart Stores Inc (Jan 2014, Annual Data) as an example: Source: Wal-Mart Stores Inc 2014-01-31 10-K from SEC

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Fiscal Years EndedJanuary 31,(Amounts in millions)
Cash flows from operating activities: 2014 2013 2012
Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Receivables, net (566) (614) (796)
Inventories (1,667) (2,759) (3,727)
Accounts payable 531 1,061 2,687
Accrued liabilities 103 271 (935)
Accrued income taxes (1,224) 981 994

For 2014-01-31, add all the items under 2014 collum together, Change in Working Capital was (566) + (1,667) + 531 + 103 + (1,224) = $ (2,823) Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Total Current Assets, Total Current Liabilities


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Carnival Corp Annual Data

Nov05Nov06Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13Nov14
ChangeInWorkingCapital 198279470-201156396238-106-63199

Carnival Corp Quarterly Data

Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15
ChangeInWorkingCapital -1-92692-6821958684-5507137
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