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cash flow

n.
1. The pattern of income and expenditures, as of a company or person, and the resulting availability of cash: The city improved its cash flow by borrowing against future revenues.
2. The cash receipts or net income from one or more assets for a given period, reckoned after taxes and other disbursements, and often used as a measure of corporate worth.

cash′-flow′ adj.
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cash flow

n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) the movement of money into and out of a business
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) a prediction of such movement over a given period
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cash′ flow`


n.
the actual cash available in a company to pay salaries, expenses, dividends, purchase new equipment, etc.; usu. the after-tax profit plus noncash charges, such as depreciation.
[1950–55]
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cash flow

The movement of money into and out of a business entity.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cash flow - the excess of cash revenues over cash outlays in a give period of time (not including non-cash expenses)
income - the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
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Translations
fluxo de caixa

cash flow

nliquidità, cash-flow m inv
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Therefore, the ability to forecast cash receipts from A/R becomes an integral part of any effective cash flow forecast. Here, the credit department can become a valuable resource to the CFO or corporate treasurer by using their intimate knowledge of the company's A/R portfolio to provide a reliable forecast of future cash inflows for incorporation into a comprehensive cash flow forecast.
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And not only will the owners and management of the business be able to ascertain whether such decisions will crash the business or not from a cash flow perspective, if one uses the cash flow forecast to calculate net present value, one may also ascertain whether the decision is accretive to the value of the business, or diminishes its value.
Our original cash flow forecast was based on realizing prices at 60% of Brent; the greater than 10% net revenue increase will add directly to our self funding capacity.'
Once you've run a bearish forecast scenario, do a realistic cash flow forecast. Understand the timing of your receivables and payables, and assume you will not be paid as quickly as in a normal environment.
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