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Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP)
Cash Flow from Operations
$1,020 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, Magellan Midstream Partners LP's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $223 Mil. Its DDA was $47 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-13 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $4 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $5 Mil. In all, Magellan Midstream Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $265 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is

Magellan Midstream Partners LP Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 197.5 (Jun. 2016 ) + 231.927 (Sep. 2016 ) + 325.045 (Dec. 2016 ) + 265.328 (Mar. 2017 ) = $1,020 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $223 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

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $47 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-13 Mil. It means Magellan Midstream Partners LP's working capital declined by $13 Mil from Dec. 2016 to Mar. 2017 .

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

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0 Mil.

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

Magellan Midstream Partners LP'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.

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $4 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).

Magellan Midstream Partners LP's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $5 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners LP Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 231330226312414436582840819803
CF_DDA 798798109121128142162167178
ChangeInWorkingCapital -4032-72-161444198648-22
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 1051019182124272419
Cash Flow from Others 14-197210186-711-15
Cash Flow from Operations 2934352694255776467731,1071,070964

Magellan Midstream Partners LP Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 252184177251207207188195213223
CF_DDA 39424042434443474447
ChangeInWorkingCapital 107-39-1880-23-36-1855-13
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 10565973554
Cash Flow from Others -140147-25-1385
Cash Flow from Operations 394191224309346210198232325265
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