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Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)
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.


Related Terms

Cash Flow from Operations, Cash Flow from Investing, Net Issuance of Stock, Net Issuance of Debt, Dividends, Net Issuance of Preferred


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

Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Jan14Jan15Jan16
Net Issuance of Stock -480-382-3,31583138-1,014-1,43317150-1,008
Net Issuance of Debt -3312133894-210-99509381-24-28
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -151-174-204-223-234-237-228-233-251-499
Other Financing 23318-17-42-7-1,3260220
Cash from Financing -641-513-3,378737-348-1,357-2,478319-223-1,515

Best Buy Co Inc Quarterly Data

Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16
Net Issuance of Stock 2498102325-318-48-667-31
Net Issuance of Debt -6-6-6-7-5-8-5-5-10-362
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -59-59-59-67-66-261-80-80-78-238
Other Financing 13-4306112119
Cash from Financing -40-53-61-61-48-238-402-121-754-612
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