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GDF Suez (OTCPK:GDFZY)
Cash from Financing
$-6,132 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 six months ended in Dec. 2014, GDF Suez paid $2,006 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $947 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $2,092 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $863 Mil on other financial activities. In all, GDF Suez spent $4,182 Mil on financial activities for the six months ended in Dec. 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.

GDF Suez's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=646.115906289+-1678.17509248+0+-4586.9297164+-512.946979038
=-6,132

GDF Suez's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-2006.16522811+-946.979038224+0+-2092.4784217+863.131935882
=-4,182

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. GDF Suez Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $-6,132 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.

GDF Suez's net issuance of stock for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-2,006 Mil. GDF Suez paid $2,006 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.

GDF Suez's net issuance of debt for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-947 Mil. GDF Suez spent $947 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.

GDF Suez's net issuance of preferred for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. GDF Suez 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.

GDF Suez's cash flow for dividends for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-2,092 Mil. GDF Suez spent $2,092 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

GDF Suez's other financing for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $863 Mil. GDF Suez received $863 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.

GDF Suez Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock 2,217524-328-58512295272-169525646
Net Issuance of Debt -981-6,8771,31014,2782,9011,7002,1015,287-3,082-1,678
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -498-2,273-2,865-5,271-5,872-5,183-5,741-2,778-6,439-4,587
Other Financing -383-539-1,781-951-3,394-1,48483-13,260-643-513
Cash from Financing 355-9,165-3,6647,470-6,242-4,872-3,284-10,920-9,639-6,132

GDF Suez Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -524663138146-24385454792,923-2,006
Net Issuance of Debt -2,8884,824-2,3694,2642,2862,896-456-2,608-806-947
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -2,335-2,656-2,977-3,022-1,460-1,251-3,154-3,159-2,749-2,092
Other Financing -894-517-1,0651,055241-13,512-1,7591,185-1,516863
Cash from Financing -6,6412,313-6,2722,443823-11,781-5,325-4,103-2,148-4,182
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