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Santa Fe Petroleum Inc  (OTCPK:SFPI) Cash Flow from Operations: \$-0.21 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2013)

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 Sep. 2013, Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was \$-0.13 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was \$0.00 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was \$0.09 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was \$0.00 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was \$0.00 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was \$0.02 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was \$-0.00 Mil. In all, Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$-0.03 Mil.

Historical Data

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

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc Annual Data

 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Cash Flow from Operations -0.01 -0.01 -0.25

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc Quarterly Data

 Dec10 Mar11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Cash Flow from Operations -0.14 -0.11 -0.04 -0.04 -0.03

Calculation

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.

's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as:

 Cash Flow from Operations (A: Dec. 2012 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -0.669 + 0 + 0.38 + 0 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 0.04 + 3.46944695195E-17 = -0.25

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is

 Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Sep. 2013 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -0.134 + 0 + 0.086 + 0 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 0.02 + -0.001 = -0.03

Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was -0.105 (Dec. 2012 ) + -0.038 (Mar. 2013 ) + -0.038 (Jun. 2013 ) + -0.029 (Sep. 2013 ) = \$-0.21 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.

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$-0.13 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

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$0.00 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.

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$0.09 Mil. It means Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's working capital increased by \$0.09 Mil from Jun. 2013 to Sep. 2013 .

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

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$0.00 Mil.

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

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$0.00 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.

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$0.02 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).

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$-0.00 Mil.

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