"the bottom line matters.."
Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) generated $1 billion in operational cash flow in a quarter for the first time in the company's history!
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) generated over $2 billion in operational cash flow for the trailing twelve months ending September 30,2012, an increase of 58% vs. the comparable period ending September 30, 2011.
Operational Cash Flow
Sept. 2012 ttm : $2.049 billion (+58%)
Sept. 2011 ttm : $1.295 billion (+48%)
Sept. 2010 ttm : $876 million
Other Operational Cash Flow Increases and Decreases for the Quarter ending September 30,2012 vs. Quarter ending September 30,2011:
8 X 8 (NASDAQ: EGHT) +303%
Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) +280%
Aspen Tech (NYSE: AZPN) +250%
Bristol Myers (NYSE: BMY) +170%
Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) +130%
Macquarie IC (NYSE:MIC) +54%
Harris (NYSE:HRS) +53%
EBAY (NYSE:EBAY) +42%
Dupont (NYSE:DD) +36%
Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) +36%
Coin Star (NASDAQ:CSTR) +31%
Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG) +28%
Verizon (NYSE:VZ) +8.8%
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) +8%
Automated Data P(NYSE:ADP) -121%
Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) -61%
DWA (NYSE:DWA) -60%
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) -47%
BMC (NYSE: BMC) -32%
CKEC (NASDAQ:CKEC) -27%
Haliburton (NYSE: HAL) -20%
Intel (MASDAQ: INTC) -19%
John Sanflippo (NASDAQ:JBSS) –16%
Cash Flow in the News
Warren Buffett on importance of Cash Flow:
"Common yardsticks such as dividend yield, the ratio of price to earnings or to book value, and even growth rates have nothing to do with valuation except to the extent they provide clues to the amount and timing of cash flows into and from the business. Indeed, growth can destroy value if it requires cash inputs in the early years of a project or enterprise that exceed the discounted value of the cash that those assets will generate in later years.
Market commentators and investment managers who glibly refer to
valuestyles as contrasting approaches to investment are displaying their ignorance, not their sophistication. Growth is simply a component--usually a plus, sometimes a minus-- in the value equation."