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Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)
Cash from Financing
$135,938 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2015, Wells Fargo & Co paid $1,978 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $13,820 Mil from issuing more debt. It received $1,997 Mil more from issuing preferred shares than it paid to buy back preferred shares. It spent $2,126 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $28,918 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Wells Fargo & Co earned $40,631 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Wells Fargo & 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
=-7574+34360+2775+-8143+89085
=110,503

Wells Fargo & Co's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1978+13820+1997+-2126+28918
=40,631

Wells Fargo & Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 38663 (Jun. 2014 ) + 24865 (Sep. 2014 ) + 31779 (Dec. 2014 ) + 40631 (Mar. 2015 ) = $135,938 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.

Wells Fargo & Co's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-1,978 Mil. Wells Fargo & Co paid $1,978 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.

Wells Fargo & Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $13,820 Mil. Wells Fargo & Co received $13,820 Mil from issuing more 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.

Wells Fargo & Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,997 Mil. Wells Fargo & Co received $1,997 Mil more from issuing preferred shares than it paid to buy back preferred shares.

4. Dividends:
Cash flow for dividends refers to the payment of cash to shareholders as dividends when the company generates income.

Wells Fargo & Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-2,126 Mil. Wells Fargo & Co spent $2,126 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Wells Fargo & Co's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $28,918 Mil. Wells Fargo & Co received $28,918 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.

Wells Fargo & Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -1,792-201-5,542-1,62321,7561,284-1,120-1,827-3,132-7,574
Net Issuance of Debt 9,775-3,51050,93727,799-126,972-48,520-45,0997,30124,41434,360
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000-25,00002,5011,3773,1452,775
Dividends -3,375-3,641-3,955-4,312-4,303-1,782-3,381-5,457-6,970-8,143
Other Financing 37,288-4,41126,52610,09137,43822,88571,87482,37676,45389,085
Cash from Financing 41,896-11,76367,96631,955-97,081-26,13324,77583,77093,910110,503

Wells Fargo & Co Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Net Issuance of Stock -1,230261-762-1,542-1,089-408-2,519-2,166-2,481-1,978
Net Issuance of Debt 2,0944,193-4,76022,9881,9932,70417,02216,306-1,67213,820
Net Issuance of Preferred 061001,70782801,99578001,997
Dividends -1,231-1,590-1,746-1,886-1,748-1,897-2,020-2,145-2,081-2,126
Other Financing 51,0047,90310,83120,39837,32114,79724,18512,09038,01328,918
Cash from Financing 50,63711,3773,56341,66537,30515,19638,66324,86531,77940,631
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