Operating Cash Flow: Definition & Examples


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What financial statement is used to calculate operating cash flow?

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1. Which one of the following is NOT factored into the top-down method of operating cash flow when calculating EBIT?

2. Operating cash flow is least useful for which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a look at our worksheet and quiz to determine what you know about operating cash flow (OCF). You will be quizzed over components of cash flow and calculating the operating cash flow given a specific net income.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the online quiz and corresponding worksheet to review:

  • Ways to calculate the operating cash flow
  • Calculating the operating cash flow given a specific net income, expense, interest and depreciation
  • The financial statement used to determine operating cash flow
  • Components of OCF

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the financial lesson on operating cash flow
  • Information recall - remember information you gained regarding the different methods for calculating operating cash flow
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the people that would make decisions based on OCF

Additional Learning

To gain more insights regarding this financial topic, go through the lesson called Operating Cash Flow: Definition & Examples. Using this lesson gives you the chance to:

  • Understand why people want to know OCF
  • Identify the approaches to finding OCF
  • Review operating cash flow examples