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Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS)
Cash Flow from Operations
$639 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

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 Mar. 2017, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $77 Mil. Its DDA was $32 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-148 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $8 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $10 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $4 Mil. In all, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-18 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.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 171.1 (Jun. 2016 ) + 215.6 (Sep. 2016 ) + 269.9 (Dec. 2016 ) + -17.9 (Mar. 2017 ) = $639 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $77 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

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $32 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.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-148 Mil. It means Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's working capital declined by $148 Mil from Dec. 2016 to Mar. 2017 .

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

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $8 Mil.

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

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $10 Mil.

7. 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).

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $4 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Stock Based Compensation, 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 local exchange's currency.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 00-4165-35120231159316413
CF_DDA 001311121121019099115123
ChangeInWorkingCapital 00176-75-28-16-71-133-42102
CF_DeferredTax 00-2427-62-4-130-14-26
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00812162726302832
Cash Flow from Others 0019-11745534111267
Cash Flow from Operations 00269139175283298266429651

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 454079108886112512310477
CF_DDA 26242632333129303332
ChangeInWorkingCapital 59-145157514-82649128-148
CF_DeferredTax -58-6-249-2502-38
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 66877798810
Cash Flow from Others 251025012304
Cash Flow from Operations 156-67122222151-6171216270-18
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