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American Express Co (NYSE:AXP)
Cash from Financing
$-3,812 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2016, American Express Co paid $1,660 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $2,918 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $299 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $1,367 Mil on other financial activities. In all, American Express Co spent $408 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jun. 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.

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 Jun. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Jun. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1660+2918+0+-299+-1367
=-408

American Express Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was -4986 (Sep. 2015 ) + 5446 (Dec. 2015 ) + -3864 (Mar. 2016 ) + -408 (Jun. 2016 ) = $-3,812 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 Jun. 2016 was $-1,660 Mil. American Express Co paid $1,660 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 Jun. 2016 was $2,918 Mil. American Express Co received $2,918 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 Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. American Express Co 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.

American Express Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-299 Mil. American Express Co spent $299 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 Jun. 2016 was $-1,367 Mil. American Express Co spent $1,367 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -2,890-2,720-4261473-1,706-3,509-3,222-4,027-4,287
Net Issuance of Debt 11,54414,301-3,267-15,074-10,696-7,049-1,157-9251,878-8,289
Net Issuance of Preferred 00000000742841
Dividends -661-712-836-924-867-861-902-939-1,041-1,172
Other Financing -1,4154,597-6,29510,7373,4068,2322,3001,1952,45910,878
Cash from Financing 6,57815,466-10,440-4,647-8,084-1,384-3,268-3,89111-2,029

American Express Co Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Net Issuance of Stock -728-1,170-1,056-1,073-737-1,091-1,333-1,126-1,117-1,660
Net Issuance of Debt -3,5051,1451,4352,803-4,162176-5,4721,169-3,2182,918
Net Issuance of Preferred 000084100000
Dividends -246-243-281-271-268-265-335-304-302-299
Other Financing 918-5475462,2847842,2332,1545,707773-1,367
Cash from Financing -3,561-8156443,743-3,5421,053-4,9865,446-3,864-408
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