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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Cash from Financing
\$-17,859 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 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 Apr. 2016, Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid \$2,735 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent \$821 Mil paying down its debt. It paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent \$1,573 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent \$303 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$5,432 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Apr. 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 Apr. 2016 is

 Cash from Financing (Q: Apr. 2016 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred + Dividends + Other Financing = -2735 + -821 + 0 + -1573 + -303 = -5,432

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2016 was -5079 (Jul. 2015 ) + -485 (Oct. 2015 ) + -6863 (Jan. 2016 ) + -5432 (Apr. 2016 ) = \$-17,859 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 Apr. 2016 was \$-2,735 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid \$2,735 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 Apr. 2016 was \$-821 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$821 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 2016 was \$-1,573 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$1,573 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 Apr. 2016 was \$-303 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent \$303 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 -7,276 -14,776 -6,298 -7,600 -6,683 -1,015 -4,112 Net Issuance of Debt -92 4,477 -2,918 -1,866 7,456 3,130 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 -832 -271 -242 -498 -1,210 -2,853 -2,558 Cash from Financing -4,839 -7,134 -9,918 -14,191 -12,028 -8,458 -11,972 -11,017 -15,071 -16,122

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Net Issuance of Stock -877 -626 -307 -82 0 -280 -1,003 -437 -2,392 -2,735 Net Issuance of Debt -5,141 -1,184 -1,249 1,827 -4,412 -1,613 -1,230 1,999 -2,314 -821 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -1,514 -1,547 -1,547 -1,545 -1,546 -1,579 -1,578 -1,571 -1,566 -1,573 Other Financing -221 -1,820 -475 -303 -255 -223 -1,268 -476 -591 -303 Cash from Financing -7,753 -5,177 -3,578 -103 -6,213 -3,695 -5,079 -485 -6,863 -5,432
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