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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The sum of these items ($99,500) represents the total amount of cash generated by the operating activities of the company for the year and is identical to the amount documented on the indirect method of documenting the cash flow from operating activities.
Cash flow from operating activities stood at negative EUR 400,000, after negative EUR 300,000 in the year-earlier period.
We continue to generate significant cash flow with the first six months of 2010 results generating cash flow from operating activities of $4.3 billion.
Cash flow from operating activities was US$1.7 billion and after adjusting for capital expenditures of US$ 0.7 billion, free cash flow was US$ 1.0 billion.
Cash flow from operating activities increased to $20.2 million for the quarter.
Cash flow from operating activities grew significantly to E40.7 million from -l2.0 million [euro] during the prior year period primarily as a result of increased cash flow from working capital.
The company added its cash flow from operating activities remains strong.
The 10.3 per cent debt reduction cut the final figure to around EUR160million, aided by strong cash flow from operating activities.
Penney expects cash use for capital expenditures and dividends to exceed cash flow from operating activities by about $200 million in fiscal 2003.
This statement encourages enterprises to report cash flow from operating activities directly, by showing major classes of operating cash receipts and payments (the direct method).
Cash flow from operating activities shows the results of cash inflows and outflows related to the fundamental operations of the basic line or lines of business in which the company engages.