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Costco Wholesale Cash Flow from Operations

: $10,260 Mil (TTM As of May. 2021)
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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 May. 2021, Costco Wholesale's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $1,233 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was $402 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $1,516 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $5 Mil. Its Cash from Discontinued Operating Activities was $0 Mil. Its Asset Impairment Charge was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $87 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $90 Mil. In all, Costco Wholesale's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $3,333 Mil.


Costco Wholesale Cash Flow from Operations Historical Data

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Costco Wholesale Annual Data
Trend Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Aug20
Cash Flow from Operations
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3,292.00 6,726.00 5,774.00 6,356.00 8,861.00

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21
Cash Flow from Operations Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,898.00 4,242.00 2,647.00 38.00 3,333.00

Costco Wholesale Cash Flow from Operations 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.

Costco Wholesale's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2020 is calculated as:

Costco Wholesale's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in May. 2021 is:


Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2021 was 4242 (Aug. 2020 ) + 2647 (Nov. 2020 ) + 38 (Feb. 2021 ) + 3333 (May. 2021 ) = $10,260 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Costco Wholesale  (NAS:COST) Cash Flow from Operations Explanation

For companies reported in indirect method, 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.

Costco Wholesale's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $1,233 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

Costco Wholesale's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $402 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.

Costco Wholesale's change in working capital for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $1,516 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale's working capital increased by $1,516 Mil from Feb. 2021 to May. 2021 .

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

Costco Wholesale's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $5 Mil.

5. Cash from Discontinued Operating Activities:
Net cash from all of the entity's discontinued operating activities.

Costco Wholesale's cash from discontinued operating Activities for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $0 Mil.

6. Asset Impairment Charge:
It is the charge against earnings resulting from the aggregate write down of all assets from their carrying value to their fair value.

Costco Wholesale's asset impairment charge for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $0 Mil.

7. 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.

Costco Wholesale's stock based compensation for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $87 Mil.

8. 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).

Costco Wholesale's cash flow from others for the three months ended in May. 2021 was $90 Mil.


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