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JC Penney Co Inc (NYSE:JCP)
Change In Working Capital
$-235 Mil (As of Oct. 2014)

JC Penney Co Inc's change in working capital for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was $-235 Mil. It means JC Penney Co Inc's working capital declined by $235 Mil from Jul. 2014 to Oct. 2014 .

JC Penney Co Inc's change in working capital for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 was $-785 Mil. It means JC 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.

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.


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.

JC Penney Co Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
ChangeInWorkingCapital 325-4927-21681388-303141748-785

JC Penney Co Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
ChangeInWorkingCapital 21899978-421-356-444436-61164-235
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