# Finding The Operating Cash Inflows

Interpreting the term After-Tax
The use of any benefits until it has satisfied the government’s tax claims. These claims depend on the firm’s taxable income, so deducting taxes before making comparisons between proposed investments is necessary for consistency when evaluating capital expenditure alternatives.

Cash Inflows
Cash Inflows represent Pesos that can be spent, not merely “accounting profits.” There is a simple technique for converting after-tax net profits into operating cash inflows. The basic calculation requires adding depreciation and any other noncash charges (amortization and depletion) deducted as expenses on the firm’s income statement back to net profits after taxes.

Equation in Finding the Operating Cash Flows
OCF = NOPAT + Depreciation Where NOPAT is Net Operating Profit After Taxes

Interpreting the term Incremental
The final step in estimating the operating cash inflows for a proposed replacement project is to calculate the incremental (relevant) cash inflows. Incremental operating cash inflows are needed because our concern is only with the change in operating cash inflows that result from the proposed project. The following equation can be used to calculate more directly the incremental cash inflow in year t: ICt = ∆EBDITt x (1-T) + (∆Dt x T) Where: ICt = Incremental Cash Flows for the year t ∆EBDITt = Change in Earnings before depreciation, interest and taxes in year t ∆Dt = Change in depreciation in year t T = Tax rate

Finding the Terminal Cash Flow
Terminal cash flow is the cash flow resulting from termination and liquidation of a project at the end of its economic life. It represents the after-tax cash flow, Exclusive of operating cash inflows, that occurs in the final year of the project.

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