Cash flow

• In investments, it represents earnings before depreciation, amortization and non-cash charges. Sometimes called cash earnings. Cash flow from operations (called funds from operations) by real estate and other investment trusts is important because it indicates the ability to pay dividends.

• Net income for the accounting period adjusted for changes in certain assets, liabilities and depreciation

• Also known as Cash Flow Per Share. The amount of cash a company generates during a period, calculated by adding noncash charges -- such as depreciation -- to net income after taxes. Cash Flow per Share is calculated by dividing the Cash Flow by the number of outstanding shares, and is sometimes used in lieu of Earnings per Share in analyzing a company. Cash Flow can be used as an indication of a company's financial strength. A company pays dividends from this cash amount. Some analysts consider this figure more meaningful than net income because it is the actual amount of money generated by the company.


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 Embedded terms in definition
 After tax
Cash flow from operations
Cash flow per share
Earnings per share
Funds from operations
Investment trust
Low pe
Net income
Noncash charge
Outstanding shares
Real estate
 Related Terms
Against cash
Book cash
Break even cash inflow
Cash account
Cash accounting
Cash and carry
Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and equivalents
Cash basis
Cash bonuses
Cash budget
Cash budget cash forecast
Cash commodity
Cash commodity or security
Cash concentration
Cash conversion cycle
Cash cow
Cash cycle
Cash deficiency agreement
Cash delivery
Cash disbursements
Cash discount
Cash discount period
Cash dividend
Cash equivalent
Cash equivalent items
Cash equivalent security
Cash flow after interest and taxes
Cash flow break even point
Cash flow coverage ratio
Cash flow from operations
Cash flow matching
Cash flow pattern
Cash flow per common share
Cash flow per share
Cash flow statement
Cash flow time line
Cash grants
Cash management bill
Cash market
Cash offer
Cash on delivery or c.o.d. cod transaction
Cash price
Cash ratio
Cash receipts
Cash refund annuity
Cash sale or cash transaction
Cash settlement
Cash settlement contracts
Cash surrender value
Cash transaction
Cash withdrawal
Conventional cash flow pattern
Cost of giving up a cash discount
Discounted cash flow
Discounting cash flows
Discretionary cash flow
Ending cash
Equivalent annual cash flow
Excess cash balance
Expected future cash flows
Flow through basis
Flow through method
Free cash flow per share
Free cash flows
General cash offer
Incremental cash flows
Intermediate cash inflows
Ledger cash
Near cash
Net cash balance
Net cash flow
Nominal cash flow
Non cash expense
Nonconventional cash flow pattern
Operating cash flow
Operating cash inflows
Price specie flow mechanism
Price to cash flow ratio
Production flow commitment
Real cash flow
Relevant cash flows
Scheduled cash flows
Statement of cash flows
Statement of cash flows method
Substitute cash or dividend payment
Symmetric cash matching
Target cash balance
Terminal cash flow
Wanted for cash

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