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Symantec Corp  (NAS:SYMC) Cash Flow from Operations: \$763 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2017, Symantec Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was \$-110 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was \$191 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was \$71 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was \$-62 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was \$0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was \$147 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was \$-24 Mil. In all, Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$213 Mil.

Historical Data

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

Symantec Corp Annual Data

 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Cash Flow from Operations 1,593.00 1,281.00 1,312.00 796.00 -220.00

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Cash Flow from Operations -770.00 53.00 144.00 353.00 213.00

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 Mar. 2017 is calculated as:

 Cash Flow from Operations (A: Mar. 2017 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -236 + 530 + -754 + -168 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 440 + -32 = -220

Symantec Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is

 Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Jun. 2017 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -110 + 191 + 71 + -62 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 147 + -24 = 213

Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was 53 (Sep. 2016 ) + 144 (Dec. 2016 ) + 353 (Mar. 2017 ) + 213 (Jun. 2017 ) = \$763 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.

Symantec Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$-110 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

Symantec Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$191 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.

Symantec Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$71 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's working capital increased by \$71 Mil from Mar. 2017 to Jun. 2017 .

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

Symantec Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$-62 Mil.

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

Symantec Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jun. 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.

Symantec Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$147 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).

Symantec Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was \$-24 Mil.

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