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National Grid PLC (NYSE:NGG)
Cash from Financing
$-4,937 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2014, National Grid PLC paid $29 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $453 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,205 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $673 Mil on other financial activities. In all, National Grid PLC spent $2,360 Mil on financial activities for the six months ended in Sep. 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.

National Grid PLC's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Mar. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=14.950166113+-1696.01328904+0+-1759.13621262+-1496.67774086
=-4,937

National Grid PLC's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Sep. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-29.3159609121+-452.768729642+0+-1205.21172638+-672.638436482
=-2,360

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. National Grid PLC Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $-4,937 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.

National Grid PLC's net issuance of stock for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-29 Mil. National Grid PLC paid $29 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.

National Grid PLC's net issuance of debt for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-453 Mil. National Grid PLC spent $453 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.

National Grid PLC's net issuance of preferred for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0 Mil. National Grid PLC 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.

National Grid PLC's cash flow for dividends for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-1,205 Mil. National Grid PLC spent $1,205 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

National Grid PLC's other financing for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $-673 Mil. National Grid PLC spent $673 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.

National Grid PLC Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
Net Issuance of Stock 082-298-2,950-8771724142015
Net Issuance of Debt 005,9243,1782,324-752-2,848-2446,492-1,696
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,196-1,300-1,471-1,612-1,187-1,036-1,386-1,592-1,222-1,759
Other Financing 2,059-8,750-1,669-1,800-1,503-1,5603,515-1,185-1,195-1,497
Cash from Financing 863-9,9692,486-3,184-1,242-3,331-695-3,0064,095-4,937

National Grid PLC Semi-Annual Data

Mar10Sep10Mar11Sep11Mar12Sep12Mar13Sep13Mar14Sep14
Net Issuance of Stock -325-213223-2132-29
Net Issuance of Debt -583-2,075-700457-7031,8004,808-1,536-91-453
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -404-736-624-856-733-758-513-827-895-1,205
Other Financing -8374,165-798-598-585-635-600-704-761-673
Cash from Financing -1,8271,379-2,123-984-2,0194293,694-3,054-1,746-2,360
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