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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 received \$646 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It spent \$1,678 Mil paying down its debt. It paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent \$4,587 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent \$513 Mil on other financial activities. In all, GDF Suez spent \$6,132 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 = 646.115906289 + -1678.17509248 + 0 + -4586.9297164 + -512.946979038 = -6,132

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 \$646 Mil. GDF Suez received \$646 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back 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 \$-1,678 Mil. GDF Suez spent \$1,678 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 \$-4,587 Mil. GDF Suez spent \$4,587 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 \$-513 Mil. GDF Suez spent \$513 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.

GDF Suez Annual Data

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Net Issuance of Stock 2,217 524 -328 -585 122 95 272 -169 525 646 Net Issuance of Debt -981 -6,877 1,310 14,278 2,901 1,700 2,101 5,287 -3,082 -1,678 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 -1,484 83 -13,260 -643 -513 Cash from Financing 355 -9,165 -3,664 7,470 -6,242 -4,872 -3,284 -10,920 -9,639 -6,132

GDF Suez Semi-Annual Data

 Jun10 Dec10 Jun11 Dec11 Jun12 Dec12 Jun13 Dec13 Jun14 Dec14 Net Issuance of Stock -524 95 138 272 -243 -169 45 525 2,923 646 Net Issuance of Debt -2,888 1,700 -2,369 2,101 2,286 5,287 -456 -3,082 -806 -1,678 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -2,335 -5,183 -2,977 -5,741 -1,460 -2,778 -3,154 -6,439 -2,749 -4,587 Other Financing -894 -1,484 -1,065 83 241 -13,260 -1,759 -643 -1,516 -513 Cash from Financing -6,641 -4,872 -6,272 -3,284 823 -10,920 -5,325 -9,639 -2,148 -6,132
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