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Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A)
Cash from Financing
$2,350 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

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 Sep. 2014, Berkshire Hathaway Inc paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $897 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $40 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Berkshire Hathaway Inc earned $937 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Sep. 2014.


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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1174 (Dec. 2013 ) + -311 (Mar. 2014 ) + 550 (Jun. 2014 ) + 937 (Sep. 2014 ) = $2,350 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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil. Berkshire Hathaway Inc paid $0 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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $897 Mil. Berkshire Hathaway Inc received $897 Mil from issuing more 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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil. Berkshire Hathaway 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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil. Berkshire Hathaway Inc received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $40 Mil. Berkshire Hathaway Inc received $40 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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock 0000000-6700
Net Issuance of Debt 665,5632,4069792,4186438,220-3571,2423,985
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing -2226584387-132-410-95-1,793-2,048-3,024
Cash from Financing -1565,6282,4901,3662,2862338,125-2,217-806961

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Net Issuance of Stock 0000000000
Net Issuance of Debt -7201,077-5136547171,4801,134961568897
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 36-57-1,972-597-2,4791240-1,272-1840
Cash from Financing -6841,020-2,48557-1,7621,4921,174-311550937
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