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How to Calculate Surplus Cash Flow in Stripe

Making the most of your Stripe data

What is Surplus Cash Flow?

Surplus cash flow is the amount of cash that your company generates after accounting for all expenses.

Surplus cash flow is a great metric to look at if you're trying to determine if your company is profitable. It's also a great metric to look at if you're trying to determine if your company is generating enough cash to support its operations.

Surplus cash flow is calculated by taking your total revenue and subtracting your total expenses.

How do you calculate Surplus Cash Flow in Stripe?

It can be difficult to calculate Surplus Cash Flow directly inside of Stripe; that's where Causal comes in.

Causal is a modelling tool which lets you build models on top of your Stripe data. You simply connect Causal to your Stripe account, and then you can build formulae in Causal to calculate your Surplus Cash Flow.

What is Causal?

Causal lets you build models effortlessly and share them with interactive, visual dashboards that everyone will understand.

In Causal, you build your models out of variables, which you can then link together in simple plain-English formulae to calculate metrics like Surplus Cash Flow. This makes your models easy to understand and quick to build, so you can spend minutes, not days, on your models.

A comparison of formulae in Excel and Causal

When you're done, you can share the link to your model with stakeholders. They'll be able to view your model's outputs in a visual dashboard, rather than a jumble of tabs and complex formulae. The dashboards are interactive, letting viewers tweak your assumptions to see how they affect the model's outputs.

A gif showing how users can adjust model inputs, and how they're reflected in dashboards

Causal lets you add visuals in a single click, letting you plot out graphs and distributions for metrics like Surplus Cash Flow.

A gif showing how you can build visuals in Causal

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