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cash flow,

n the reported net income of a corporation plus amounts charged off for depreciation, depletion, amortization, and extraordinary charges to reserves, which are bookkeeping deductions not paid out in actual dollars and cents. A measurement tool used in recent years to offer a better indication of the ability of a company to pay dividends and finance expansion from self-generated cash than the conventional reported net income figure.
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In the long run leasing equipment generally costs more than buying, but the cash-flow benefits may justify the increased costs.
A cash-flow budget provides a detailed view of the operation and an early warning system to avoid cash shortfalls.
There is also no guarantee that the disclosed cash-flow sensitivities are related to either short-term or long-term movements of equity values in response to commodity price changes.
What happens when a business is faced with an investment opportunity that is a "loser" from a cash-flow perspective (i.