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Exar Corp  (NYSE:EXAR) Cash Flow from Operations: \$13.6 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

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 Dec. 2016, Exar Corp's Net Income From Continuing Operations was \$-0.3 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was \$1.5 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was \$1.5 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was \$0.0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was \$0.0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was \$3.6 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was \$-5.2 Mil. In all, Exar Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$1.1 Mil.

Historical Data

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

Exar Corp Annual Data

 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Cash Flow from Operations 7.37 0.85 -13.64 3.93 0.00

Exar Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Cash Flow from Operations 2.82 4.14 5.54 1.11 0.00

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. 2016 is calculated as:

 Cash Flow from Operations (A: Mar. 2016 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -16.026 + 19.431 + -7.828 + 0 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 5.58 + 2.768 = 3.9

Exar Corp's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

 Cash Flow from Operations (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = Net Income From Continuing Operations + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Working Capital + Deferred Tax = -0.281 + 1.457 + 1.489 + 0 + Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations + Stock Based Compensation + Cash Flow from Others + 0 + 3.63 + -5.186 = 1.1

Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 2.821 (Mar. 2016 ) + 4.144 (Jun. 2016 ) + 5.536 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.109 (Dec. 2016 ) = \$13.6 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.

Exar Corp's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-0.3 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

Exar Corp's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$1.5 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.

Exar Corp's change in working capital for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$1.5 Mil. It means Exar Corp's working capital increased by \$1.5 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

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

Exar Corp's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.0 Mil.

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

Exar Corp's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.0 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.

Exar Corp's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$3.6 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).

Exar Corp's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-5.2 Mil.

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