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Operating cash flow

Earnings before depreciation minus taxes. Measures the cash generated from operations, not counting capital spending or working capital requirements.

Operating Cash Flow

A ratio of a company's cash flow to either its net income or operating income. The latter ratio provides a more accurate description of a company's profit, while the former takes into account the effects of non-operation transactions on income. Operating cash flow shows the difference, if any, between a company's reported income and actual cash on hand.
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Adjusting for both FX and acquisition impacts, we achieved rebased OCF growth of 8% for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, as compared to the corresponding 2008 periods.
The sequential increase is due to increased OCF and reduced purchase of fixed and intangible assets, partially offset by increased interest expense.
Gabriele admits, "I did a lot of searching on the Internet before finding OCF because there was little available locally.
For purposes of calculating rebased growth rates on a comparable basis for all businesses that we owned during 2009, we have adjusted our historical revenue and OCF for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 to (i) include the pre-acquisition revenue and OCF of certain entities acquired during 2008 and 2009 in our rebased amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 to the same extent that the revenue and OCF of such entities are included in our results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and (ii) reflect the translation of our rebased amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 at the applicable average exchange rates that were used to translate our results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.
Please see pages 12 and 14 for more information on OCF and FCF.
The OCF improvement was partially offset by investments in Discovery's digital media business, which negatively impacted operating cash flow by $7 million.
We're thrilled to partner with OCF and recognize the important role they'll play as our video compression software is integrated more and more in the United Kingdom," said Rod Tiede, president and CEO of Broadcast International.
For purposes of calculating rebased growth rates on a comparable basis for all businesses that we owned during 2008, we have adjusted our historical revenue and OCF for the three months and year ended December 31, 2007 to (i) include the pre-acquisition revenue and OCF of certain entities acquired during 2007 and 2008 in our rebased amounts for the three months and year ended December 31, 2007 to the same extent that the revenue and OCF of such entities are included in our results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2008 and (ii) reflect the translation of our rebased amounts for the three months and year ended December 31, 2007 at the applicable average exchange rates that were used to translate our results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2008.
By hosting Finding Faith / Fixing Faith, beginning September 26th and continuing for eight weeks, OCF hopes to reach those that want to examine faith in their lives, and help them build a credible spiritual faith in today's skeptical world.
Adjusting to neutralize the impact of acquisitions and foreign currency movements, rebased6 revenue and OCF growth were 6% and 14%, respectively, and consistent with our 2008 guidance targets.
The OCF is a hardware abstraction layer within the operating system that allows a variety of hardware and software cryptographic service providers to support both in-kernel crypto users like IPsec as well as user space crypto applications like SSL.
OCF consists of a 103-megawatts (MW) natural gas fired combined-cycle cogeneration facility located in Bartow, FL.