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General Electric Co (NYSE:GE)
Cash from Financing
$-16,958 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 three months ended in Dec. 2014, General Electric Co received $141 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It received $3,903 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $2,208 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $7,715 Mil on other financial activities. In all, General Electric Co spent $5,879 Mil on financial activities for the three 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.

General Electric Co'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
=1624+31436+0+-8851+-41167
=-16,958

General Electric Co'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
=141+3903+0+-2208+-7715
=-5,879

General Electric Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was -8501 (Mar. 2014 ) + -3865 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1287 (Sep. 2014 ) + -5879 (Dec. 2014 ) = $-16,958 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.

General Electric Co's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $141 Mil. General Electric Co received $141 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.

General Electric Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $3,903 Mil. General Electric Co received $3,903 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.

General Electric Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. General Electric Co 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.

General Electric Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-2,208 Mil. General Electric Co spent $2,208 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

General Electric Co's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-7,715 Mil. General Electric Co spent $7,715 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.

General Electric Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -4,844-8,554-12,31910,757623-1,263-1,456-4,164-9,2781,624
Net Issuance of Debt 61,92392,887102,93219,688-32,077-48,915-29,16060,78831,16231,436
Net Issuance of Preferred 0002,96500-3,3003,9609900
Dividends -9,352-10,420-11,492-12,408-8,986-4,790-6,458-7,189-7,821-8,851
Other Financing -53,846-50,682-51,184-1,866-3,073-6,618-6,489-104,469-60,626-41,167
Cash from Financing -6,11923,23127,93719,136-43,513-61,586-46,863-51,074-45,573-16,958

General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -1,775-1,884-1,733-3,867-1,896-1,782-1,337-442,864141
Net Issuance of Debt -1,96687,190-15,793-7,51254,812-345-6,156-5,28338,9723,903
Net Issuance of Preferred 1,73300990000000
Dividends -1,800-1,788-1,983-1,972-1,940-1,926-2,223-2,209-2,211-2,208
Other Financing -367-101,686-3,447-1,501-53,155-2,5231,2153,671-38,338-7,715
Cash from Financing -4,175-18,168-22,956-13,862-2,179-6,576-8,501-3,8651,287-5,879
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