cash flow

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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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Here are some basic steps to preparing a cash-flow budget:
To support its effort, management structured employee incentives based on the achievement of cash-flow standards rather than profit objectives.