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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Change In Working Capital
$204 Mil (As of Mar. 2015)

Symantec Corp's change in working capital for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $204 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital increased by $204 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

Symantec Corp's change in working capital for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2015 was $-181 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital declined by $181 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .


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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15
ChangeInWorkingCapital 525284504-3319231339-60-277-181

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
ChangeInWorkingCapital 30186-61-200-5438-121-239-25204
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