These comes in four categories:
- Payments of accounts payable: These are payments for goods or services rendered by suppliers , such as raw materials and services. Generally, these payments will be made sometime after purchases.
- Wages, taxes, and other expenses: This category includes all other regular costs of doing business that requires actual expenditures.
- Capital expenditures: These are payments of cash for long lived assets.
- Long term financing expenses: This category, for example, includes interest payments on long term debt outstanding and dividend payments to shareholders