Q4. Following is the balance sheet for the period ending 31st March 2006 and 2007. If the current year’s net loss is Rs.38,000, calculate the cash flow from operating activities.
Short-term loan to employees
Provision for doubtful debts
Stock in trade
Hint: Net cash lost in operating activities (69800)
In financial accounting, operating cash flow (OCF), cash flow provided by operations or cash flow from operating activities (CFO), refers to the amount of cash a company generates from the revenues it brings in, excluding costs associated with long-term investment on capital items or investment in securities. The International Financial Reporting Standards defines operating cash flow as cash generated from operations less taxation and interest paid, investment income received and less dividends paid gives rise to operating cash flows. To calculate cash generated from operations, one must calculate cash generated from customers and cash paid to suppliers. The difference between the two reflects cash generated from operations.