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General Mills Cash Flow from Operations

: $2,807 Mil (TTM As of May. 2019)
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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. 2019, General Mills's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $581 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was $156 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-44 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $41 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $19 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $27 Mil. In all, General Mills's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $779 Mil.


General Mills Cash Flow from Operations Historical Data

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

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General Mills Annual Data

May10 May11 May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19
Cash Flow from Operations Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2,542.80 2,764.20 2,415.20 2,841.00 2,807.00

General Mills Quarterly Data

Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
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 705.70 607.40 789.10 631.10 779.40

General Mills 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.

's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

General Mills's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is

Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was 607.4 (Aug. 2018 ) + 789.1 (Nov. 2018 ) + 631.1 (Feb. 2019 ) + 779.4 (May. 2019 ) = $2,807 Mil.

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


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Cash Flow from Operations 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.

General Mills's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $581 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

General Mills's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $156 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.

General Mills's change in working capital for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $-44 Mil. It means General Mills's working capital declined by $44 Mil from Feb. 2019 to May. 2019 .

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

General Mills's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $41 Mil.

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

General Mills's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in May. 2019 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.

General Mills's stock based compensation for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $19 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).

General Mills's cash flow from others for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $27 Mil.


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