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Amazon.com Inc (NAS:AMZN)
Cash Flow from Operations
$17,013 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, Amazon.com Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $724 Mil. Its DDA was $2,435 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-5,521 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-22 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $792 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $2 Mil. In all, Amazon.com Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-1,590 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.

Amazon.com Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Amazon.com Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is

Amazon.com Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 3465 (Jun. 2016 ) + 4486 (Sep. 2016 ) + 10652 (Dec. 2016 ) + -1590 (Mar. 2017 ) = $17,013 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.

Amazon.com Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $724 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

Amazon.com Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $2,435 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.

Amazon.com Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-5,521 Mil. It means Amazon.com Inc's working capital declined by $5,521 Mil from Dec. 2016 to Mar. 2017 .

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

Amazon.com Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-22 Mil.

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

Amazon.com 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.

Amazon.com Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $792 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).

Amazon.com Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $2 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.

Amazon.com Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 4766459021,152631-39274-2415962,371
CF_DDA 2462873785681,0832,1593,2534,7466,2818,116
ChangeInWorkingCapital 8327141,6121,5811,4641,5237679742,5573,916
CF_DeferredTax -99-5814136-265-156-31681-246
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 1852753414245578331,1341,4972,1192,975
Cash Flow from Others -235-219-21-23432-31203182286-689
Cash Flow from Operations 1,4051,6973,2933,4953,9034,1805,4756,84211,92016,443

Amazon.com Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 214-579279482513857252749724
CF_DDA 1,3801,4261,5041,5991,7521,8271,9092,0842,2972,435
ChangeInWorkingCapital 4,296-3,387-854545,575-4,841-1471,6207,284-5,521
CF_DeferredTax 187-2-43-6318911106-81-282-22
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 408407563544606544768776887792
Cash Flow from Others 230114-34-3208-7-28-165-2832
Cash Flow from Operations 6,715-1,4991,9972,6108,812-1,9533,4654,48610,652-1,590
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