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WR Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
Cash from Financing
$-419 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016, WR Berkley Corp paid $37 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $76 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $15 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $3 Mil on other financial activities. In all, WR Berkley Corp earned $27 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

WR Berkley Corp's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-223.652+-272.03+0+-58.034+-1.602
=-555

WR Berkley Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-37.424+76.372+0+-14.711+3.158
=27

WR Berkley Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was -409.32 (Jun. 2015 ) + -28.84 (Sep. 2015 ) + -7.769 (Dec. 2015 ) + 27.395 (Mar. 2016 ) = $-419 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.

WR Berkley Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-37 Mil. WR Berkley Corp paid $37 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.

WR Berkley Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $76 Mil. WR Berkley Corp received $76 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.

WR Berkley Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 Mil. WR Berkley 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.

WR Berkley Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-15 Mil. WR Berkley Corp spent $15 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

WR Berkley Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $3 Mil. WR Berkley Corp received $3 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.

WR Berkley Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 3-463-553-147-471-187-128-166-239-224
Net Issuance of Debt -7252-102344138-1369-119350-272
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -29-36-47-29-49-43-184-53-181-58
Other Financing -309439624374070-2
Cash from Financing -343-244-663173-359-19597-330-70-555

WR Berkley Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Net Issuance of Stock -127-193-5-39-2-91-127-60-37
Net Issuance of Debt -4-05425-79-3-269-5576
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -13-13-14-14-141-14-15-15-15-15
Other Financing 02-0-1-1-11-323
Cash from Financing -145-204-14371-223-109-409-29-827
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