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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Cash from Financing
\$-18,562 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 Jul. 2016, Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid \$2,117 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent \$1,932 Mil paying down its debt. It paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent \$1,560 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent \$173 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$5,782 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jul. 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as:

 Cash from Financing (A: Jan. 2016 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred + Dividends + Other Financing = -4112 + -3158 + 0 + -6294 + -2558 = -16,122

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is

 Cash from Financing (Q: Jul. 2016 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred + Dividends + Other Financing = -2117 + -1932 + 0 + -1560 + -173 = -5,782

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2016 was -485 (Oct. 2015 ) + -6863 (Jan. 2016 ) + -5432 (Apr. 2016 ) + -5782 (Jul. 2016 ) = \$-18,562 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was \$-2,117 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid \$2,117 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was \$-1,932 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$1,932 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was \$0 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was \$-1,560 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$1,560 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was \$-173 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$173 Mil on other financial activities.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Net Issuance of Stock -1,718 -7,691 -3,521 -7,712 -14,776 -6,298 -7,600 -6,683 -1,015 -4,112 Net Issuance of Debt -92 4,477 -2,918 -1,866 7,819 3,485 1,487 3,015 -5,018 -3,158 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -2,802 -3,586 -3,746 -4,217 -4,437 -5,048 -5,361 -6,139 -6,185 -6,294 Other Financing -227 -334 267 -396 -634 -597 -472 -982 -2,853 -2,558 Cash from Financing -4,839 -7,134 -9,918 -14,191 -12,028 -8,458 -11,946 -10,789 -15,071 -16,122

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Net Issuance of Stock -626 -307 -82 0 -280 -1,003 -437 -2,392 -2,735 -2,117 Net Issuance of Debt -1,184 -1,249 1,827 -4,412 -1,613 -1,230 1,999 -2,314 -821 -1,932 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -1,547 -1,547 -1,545 -1,546 -1,579 -1,578 -1,571 -1,566 -1,573 -1,560 Other Financing -1,820 -475 -303 -255 -223 -1,268 -476 -591 -303 -173 Cash from Financing -5,177 -3,578 -103 -6,213 -3,695 -5,079 -485 -6,863 -5,432 -5,782
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