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American Express Co (NYSE:AXP)
Cash from Financing
$11 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

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. 2014, American Express Co paid $1,073 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $2,803 Mil from issuing more debt. It received $742 Mil more from issuing preferred shares than it paid to buy back preferred shares. It spent $271 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $1,542 Mil on other financial activities. In all, American Express Co earned $3,743 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2014.


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.

American Express Co'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
=-4027+1878+742+-1041+2459
=11

American Express Co's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1073+2803+742+-271+1542
=3,743

American Express Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was -3561 (Mar. 2014 ) + -815 (Jun. 2014 ) + 644 (Sep. 2014 ) + 3743 (Dec. 2014 ) = $11 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.

American Express Co's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-1,073 Mil. American Express Co paid $1,073 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.

American Express Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $2,803 Mil. American Express Co received $2,803 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.

American Express Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $742 Mil. American Express Co received $742 Mil more from issuing preferred shares than it paid to buy back preferred shares.

4. Dividends:
Cash flow for dividends refers to the payment of cash to shareholders as dividends when the company generates income.

American Express Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-271 Mil. American Express Co spent $271 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

American Express Co's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,542 Mil. American Express Co received $1,542 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.

American Express Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -724-2,890-2,720-4261473-1,706-3,509-3,222-4,027
Net Issuance of Debt -43011,54414,301-3,267-15,074-10,490-6,342-1,157-9251,878
Net Issuance of Preferred 000000000742
Dividends -597-661-712-836-924-867-861-902-939-1,041
Other Financing 8,214-1,4154,597-6,29510,7373,4068,2322,3001,1952,459
Cash from Financing 6,4636,57815,466-10,440-4,647-7,878-677-3,268-3,89111

American Express Co Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -980-949-512-1,129-1,007-574-728-1,170-1,056-1,073
Net Issuance of Debt 3252,775-2,237-3,300-174,629-3,5051,1451,4352,803
Net Issuance of Preferred 000000000742
Dividends -229-227-222-221-250-246-246-243-281-271
Other Financing 1,1872,6161,141-7941,956-1,108918-5475461,542
Cash from Financing 3034,215-1,830-5,4446822,701-3,561-8156443,743
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