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Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL)
Cash from Financing
$-446 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013, Ralph Lauren Corp paid $198 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $269 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $36 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $38 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Ralph Lauren Corp spent $465 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2013.


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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Mar. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-547.3+-8.7+0+-127.8+89
=-595

Ralph Lauren Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-198+-269+0+-36+38
=-465

Ralph Lauren Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was -31.8 (Mar. 2013 ) + -217 (Jun. 2013 ) + 268 (Sep. 2013 ) + -465 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-446 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-198 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp paid $198 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-269 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp spent $269 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-36 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp spent $36 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Ralph Lauren Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $38 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp received $38 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
Net Issuance of Stock 395351-180-435-170-231-595-419-547
Net Issuance of Debt -1010-283161-204-128-8-8-9
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -15-22-21-21-21-20-25-39-74-128
Other Financing -0-05223441771289489
Cash from Financing -763234-95-261-352-306-513-408-595

Ralph Lauren Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock -93-20-3470-150-50-201-9-198
Net Issuance of Debt 90-101-2020-90309-269
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -19-18-19-19-36-730-36-37-36
Other Financing 3716342026142720538
Cash from Financing 15-10513-346-8-209-32-217268-465
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