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Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)
Cash from Financing
$-441 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2015, Alcoa Inc paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $122 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $108 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $0 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Alcoa Inc spent $230 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

Alcoa Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Alcoa Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is

Alcoa Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was -26 (Mar. 2015 ) + -133 (Jun. 2015 ) + -52 (Sep. 2015 ) + -230 (Dec. 2015 ) = $-441 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.

Alcoa Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Alcoa Inc 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.

Alcoa Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-122 Mil. Alcoa Inc spent $122 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.

Alcoa Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Alcoa 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.

Alcoa Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-108 Mil. Alcoa Inc spent $108 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Alcoa Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Alcoa Inc received $0 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.

Alcoa Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -134-1,661-1,082876000000
Net Issuance of Debt 6796542,632-934-675255-751-4601,153-145
Net Issuance of Preferred 000000001,2110
Dividends -524-590-851-368-381-388-226-241-281-329
Other Financing -41597794631041951792216733
Cash from Financing -20-1,5381,47837-95262-798-6792,250-441

Alcoa Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 0000000000
Net Issuance of Debt -5-14-14296981-11024-38-9-122
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -86-62-68-56-56-101-83-97-41-108
Other Financing -21192411,21530332-20
Cash from Financing -93-65102812,140-181-26-133-52-230
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