operating cash flow

Definition

The sum of net profit, depreciation, change in accruals, and change in accounts payable, minus change in accounts receivable, minus change in inventories.

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You need to make sure that you always have enough of an operating cash flow to take on a good deal if you see it.

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The operating cash flow was quickly mentioned during the meeting because, this particular metric, this ratio, represents our bottom line.

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We have had a net gain in operating cash flow this year based upon last year and the current financial documents provided by the company accountant.

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