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J.C. Penney Co Inc (NYSE:JCP)
Change In Working Capital
$436 Mil (As of Jan. 2014)

J.C. Penney Co Inc's change in working capital for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was $436 Mil. It means J.C. Penney Co Inc's working capital increased by $436 Mil from Oct. 2013 to Jan. 2014 .

J.C. Penney Co Inc's change in working capital for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 was $-785 Mil. It means J.C. Penney Co Inc's working capital declined by $785 Mil from Jan. 2013 to Jan. 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.

J.C. Penney Co Inc's Working Capital for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Working Capital = Total Current Assets - Total Current Liabilities
= 4833 - 2846
= 1,987

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

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.


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.

J.C. Penney Co Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
ChangeInWorkingCapital 325-4927-21681388-303141748-785

J.C. Penney Co Inc Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
ChangeInWorkingCapital -544808-61221899978-421-356-444436
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