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Cash from Financing
\$-1,889 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2016)

Cash from financing is the cash generated/spent from financial activities such as share issuance (buy back), debt issuance (repayment), and dividends paid to preferred and common stockholders.

For the three months ended in Apr. 2016, Best Buy Co Inc paid \$31 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent \$362 Mil paying down its debt. It paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent \$238 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received \$19 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Best Buy Co Inc spent \$612 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Apr. 2016.

Definition

This is the cash generated/spent from financial activities such as share issuance (buy back), debt issuance (repayment), and dividends paid to preferred and common stockholders. In the calculation of free cash flow, cash from financing is not calculated because it is not related to operating activities.

Best Buy Co Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as:

 Cash from Financing (A: Jan. 2016 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred + Dividends + Other Financing = -1008 + -28 + 0 + -499 + 20 = -1,515

Best Buy Co Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is

 Cash from Financing (Q: Apr. 2016 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred + Dividends + Other Financing = -31 + -362 + 0 + -238 + 19 = -612

Best Buy Co Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2016 was -402 (Jul. 2015 ) + -121 (Oct. 2015 ) + -754 (Jan. 2016 ) + -612 (Apr. 2016 ) = \$-1,889 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Explanation

Cash from financing contains five items:

1. Net Issuance of Stock:
A company may raise cash from issuing new shares. It can also use cash to buy back shares. If this number is positive, it means that the company has received more cash from issuing shares than it has paid to buy back shares. If this number is negative, it means that company has paid more cash to buy back shares than it has received for issuing shares.

Best Buy Co Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was \$-31 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc paid \$31 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares.

2. Net Issuance of Debt:
Net issuance of debt is the cash a company received or spent through debt related activities such as debt issuance or debt repayment. If a company pays down its debt during the period, this number will be negative. If a company issued more debt, it receives cash and this number is positive.

Best Buy Co Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was \$-362 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc spent \$362 Mil paying down its debt.

3. Net Issuance of Preferred:
A company may raise cash from issuing new preferred shares. It can also use cash to buy back preferred shares. If this number is positive, it means that the company has received more cash from issuing preferred shares than it has paid to buy back preferred shares. If this number is negative, it means that company has paid more cash to buy back preferred shares than it has received for issuing preferred shares.

Best Buy Co Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was \$0 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares.

4. Dividends:
Cash flow for dividends refers to the payment of cash to shareholders as dividends when the company generates income.

Best Buy Co Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was \$-238 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc spent \$238 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

5. Other Financing:
Money spent or earned by company from other financial activities.

Best Buy Co Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was \$19 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc received \$19 Mil on other financial activities.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Best Buy Co Inc Annual Data

 Feb06 Feb07 Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Net Issuance of Stock -480 -382 -3,315 83 138 -1,014 -1,433 171 50 -1,008 Net Issuance of Debt -33 12 133 894 -210 -99 509 381 -24 -28 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -151 -174 -204 -223 -234 -237 -228 -233 -251 -499 Other Financing 23 31 8 -17 -42 -7 -1,326 0 2 20 Cash from Financing -641 -513 -3,378 737 -348 -1,357 -2,478 319 -223 -1,515

Best Buy Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Net Issuance of Stock 24 9 8 10 23 25 -318 -48 -667 -31 Net Issuance of Debt -6 -6 -6 -7 -5 -8 -5 -5 -10 -362 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -59 -59 -59 -67 -66 -261 -80 -80 -78 -238 Other Financing 1 3 -4 3 0 6 1 12 1 19 Cash from Financing -40 -53 -61 -61 -48 -238 -402 -121 -754 -612
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