Operating cash flow

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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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March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cablevision Industries Corporation ("CVI") today reported record results for the fourth quarter and full year 1992, citing increases in revenues and operating cash flows (operating income before depreciation and amortization).
This ratio is computed as retained operating cash flows divided by acquisitions.
The primary contributors to BAM's operating cash flows include its 100% stake in Brookfield Power (IDR 'BBB-'), controlling stakes in Brookfield Properties and Brookfield Homes, investment income from its specialty real estate and restructuring groups, fee income from managing assets on behalf of others, and cash received from a pool of other diversified residential and commercial real estate interests.
The company's ordinary income and operating cash flows were also at record levels in 1991.
If the cash flow statement reports operating cash flows using the indirect method, then the change in balance of such an overdraft could be treated as an adjustment to operating cash flows.
The covenant has a dividend payment restriction if contracted cash flows are less than 80% of total operating cash flows on a twelve-month forward looking basis until SPC's consolidated debt to capitalization ratio is lowered to 60% or less.
The affirmation of the ratings of Admiral Insurance Group reflects its excellent underwriting and operating performance, solid capitalization, strong operating cash flows and market position in excess and surplus lines.
Specifically, cash flows related to certain transactions in process were classified as operating cash flows rather than as investing cash flows.
The class's removal from Rating Watch Negative is due to Fitch's analysis of the operating cash flows of the two underlying real estate properties.
HOUSTON -- SPACEHAB, Incorporated (NASDAQ/NMS:SPAB), a leading provider of commercial space services, announced today that it will reclassify as investing cash flows insurance proceeds and indemnification payments received relating to the loss of the Company's research double module that were originally reported as operating cash flows.
As evidenced by the unexpected shutdown of the catalytic cracking unit in the spring of 2002, HOVENSA as a single asset refinery remains vulnerable to reduced operating performance or unscheduled shutdowns that can significantly reduce operating cash flows.
Fitch expects continued improvement in the financial profiles of both Copec and Arauco due to the growing operating cash flows of the forestry business; net debt is not expected to increase significantly over the medium term.