Management Glossary

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cash flow
The movement of cash into and out of a company. This differs from the concept of an accounting income and expense statement which attributes income and expenses to the periods in which they are earned or during which the benefit of an asset is received. For example, an an income statement, purchased equipment is depreciated over a number of years rather than accounting for the full purchase price when it is paid. In contrast, a cash flow analysis looks at when funds are actually paid or received.
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See: asset, depreciation

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