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General Electric Co (NYSE:GE)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-89,131 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

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. 2016, General Electric Co paid $3,460 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $8,068 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $2,195 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $515 Mil on other financial activities. In all, General Electric Co spent $14,238 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2016.


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. 2016 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-21429+-58411+0+-8806+-485
=-89,131

General Electric Co's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-3460+-8068+0+-2195+-515
=-14,238

General Electric Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -22073 (Mar. 2016 ) + -41323 (Jun. 2016 ) + -11497 (Sep. 2016 ) + -14238 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-89,131 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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. 2016 was $-3,460 Mil. General Electric Co paid $3,460 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.

General Electric Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-8,068 Mil. General Electric Co spent $8,068 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 Dec. 2016 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. 2016 was $-2,195 Mil. General Electric Co spent $2,195 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. 2016 was $-515 Mil. General Electric Co spent $515 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 local exchange's currency.

General Electric Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Net Issuance of Stock -12,31910,757623-1,263-1,456-4,164-9,2781,624-1,099-21,429
Net Issuance of Debt 50,96288,738-27,960-49,137-29,160-40,72231,16231,436-57,546-58,411
Net Issuance of Preferred 02,96500-3,3003,960990000
Dividends -11,492-12,408-8,986-4,790-6,458-7,189-7,821-8,851-9,295-8,806
Other Financing 786-65,416-7,190-6,396-6,489-2,959-60,626-41,167-8,114-485
Cash from Financing 27,93724,636-43,513-61,586-46,863-51,074-45,573-16,958-76,054-89,131

General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Net Issuance of Stock 141239260136-1,734-6,326-7,966-3,677-3,4600
Net Issuance of Debt 3,903-6,838-8,403-27,680-14,625-12,939-30,915-6,489-8,0680
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -2,208-2,319-2,315-2,326-2,335-2,234-2,274-2,103-2,1950
Other Financing -7,715672-8-1,225-7,553-574-168772-5150
Cash from Financing -5,879-8,246-10,466-31,095-26,247-22,073-41,323-11,497-14,2380
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