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General Electric Co (NYSE:GE)
Cash from Financing
$-55,686 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

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. 2015, General Electric Co received $136 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It spent $27,680 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $2,326 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $1,225 Mil on other financial activities. In all, General Electric Co spent $31,095 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Sep. 2015.


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 Sep. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Sep. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=136+-27680+0+-2326+-1225
=-31,095

General Electric Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was -5879 (Dec. 2014 ) + -8246 (Mar. 2015 ) + -10466 (Jun. 2015 ) + -31095 (Sep. 2015 ) = $-55,686 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 Sep. 2015 was $136 Mil. General Electric Co received $136 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 Sep. 2015 was $-27,680 Mil. General Electric Co spent $27,680 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.

General Electric Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 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 Sep. 2015 was $-2,326 Mil. General Electric Co spent $2,326 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 Sep. 2015 was $-1,225 Mil. General Electric Co spent $1,225 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -8,554-12,31910,757623-1,263-1,456-4,164-9,2781,6240
Net Issuance of Debt 92,887102,932-935-32,077-48,915-29,16060,78831,16231,4360
Net Issuance of Preferred 002,96500-3,3003,96099000
Dividends -10,420-11,492-12,408-8,986-4,790-6,458-7,189-7,821-8,8510
Other Financing -50,682-51,18418,757-3,073-6,618-6,489-104,469-60,626-41,1670
Cash from Financing 23,23127,93719,136-43,513-61,586-46,863-51,074-45,573-16,9580

General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -1,896-1,782-1,337-442,8641412392601360
Net Issuance of Debt 54,812-345-6,079-5,457-2,58245,554-6,838-8,403-27,6800
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,940-1,926-2,223-2,209-2,211-2,208-2,319-2,315-2,3260
Other Financing -53,155-2,5231,1383,8453,216-49,366672-8-1,2250
Cash from Financing -2,179-6,576-8,501-3,8651,287-5,879-8,246-10,466-31,0950
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