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Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL)
Cash from Financing
$-4,069 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 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 Sep. 2015, Allstate Corp paid $780 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $11 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $151 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $382 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Allstate Corp spent $1,324 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Sep. 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.

Allstate Corp'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
=-2301+-1006+965+-564+-1969
=-4,875

Allstate Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Sep. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-780+-11+0+-151+-382
=-1,324

Allstate Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was -536 (Dec. 2014 ) + -1380 (Mar. 2015 ) + -829 (Jun. 2015 ) + -1324 (Sep. 2015 ) = $-4,069 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.

Allstate Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-780 Mil. Allstate Corp paid $780 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.

Allstate Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-11 Mil. Allstate Corp spent $11 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.

Allstate Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0 Mil. Allstate 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.

Allstate Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-151 Mil. Allstate Corp spent $151 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Allstate Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-382 Mil. Allstate Corp spent $382 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.

Allstate Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -1,770-3,495-1,290-1-124-934-913-1,834-2,301-2,678
Net Issuance of Debt -60896619251-20141-356-1,006-20
Net Issuance of Preferred 00000007819650
Dividends -873-901-889-542-430-435-534-358-564-599
Other Financing 245-1,909-5,545-7,252-5,515-6,507-3,299-4,186-1,969-1,223
Cash from Financing -3,006-5,339-7,705-7,544-6,071-7,876-4,605-5,953-4,875-4,520

Allstate Corp Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -548-449-1,038-70-877-316-946-369-780-583
Net Issuance of Debt 221-18-1-354-65100-9-110
Net Issuance of Preferred 373130725240000000
Dividends -118-121-125-138-153-148-147-154-151-147
Other Financing -579-467-674-573-650-72-287-297-382-257
Cash from Financing -651-925-1,113-895-2,331-536-1,380-829-1,324-987
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