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Tribune Media Co (OTCPK:TRBAA)
Cash from Financing
$-1,173 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2008)

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. 2008, Tribune Media Co paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $915 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $227 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Tribune Media Co spent $688 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Sep. 2008.


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.

Tribune Media Co's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2007 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2007 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-8191.329+0+0+-43.247+7626.799
=-608

Tribune Media Co's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2008 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Sep. 2008 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-914.538+0+0+226.978
=-688

Tribune Media Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2008 was -438.933 (Dec. 2007 ) + -25.305 (Mar. 2008 ) + -21.676 (Jun. 2008 ) + -687.56 (Sep. 2008 ) = $-1,173 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.

Tribune Media Co's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $0 Mil. Tribune Media Co paid $0 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.

Tribune Media Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $-915 Mil. Tribune Media Co spent $915 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.

Tribune Media Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $0 Mil. Tribune Media 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.

Tribune Media Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $0 Mil. Tribune Media Co received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Tribune Media Co's other financing for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $227 Mil. Tribune Media Co received $227 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.

Tribune Media Co Annual Data

Dec98Dec99Dec00Dec01Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07
Net Issuance of Stock 00000-174-620-399-2,225-8,191
Net Issuance of Debt 0000000000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 00000-161-163-233-201-43
Other Financing 00000-448-1877241,6357,627
Cash from Financing 00000-783-97092-791-608

Tribune Media Co Quarterly Data

Jun06Sep06Dec06Mar07Jun07Sep07Dec07Mar08Jun08Sep08
Net Issuance of Stock 12-2,1171019-4,1861-4,025000
Net Issuance of Debt 00004,061-2100-4,087-915
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -57-45-43-43000000
Other Financing -1572,121-312-888803,587-254,066227
Cash from Financing -201-41-345-112-37-19-439-25-22-688
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