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American Express Co (NYSE:AXP)
Cash from Financing
$-2,351 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, American Express Co paid $1,117 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $3,218 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $302 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $773 Mil on other financial activities. In all, American Express Co spent $3,864 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.

American Express Co'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
=-4287+-8289+841+-1172+10878
=-2,029

American Express Co'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
=-1117+-3218+0+-302+773
=-3,864

American Express Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 1053 (Jun. 2015 ) + -4986 (Sep. 2015 ) + 5446 (Dec. 2015 ) + -3864 (Mar. 2016 ) = $-2,351 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 Mar. 2016 was $-1,117 Mil. American Express Co paid $1,117 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 Mar. 2016 was $-3,218 Mil. American Express Co spent $3,218 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.

American Express Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 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 Mar. 2016 was $-302 Mil. American Express Co spent $302 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 Mar. 2016 was $773 Mil. American Express Co received $773 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 11,55014,301-3,267-15,074-10,696-7,049-1,157-9251,878-8,289
Net Issuance of Preferred 00000000742841
Dividends -661-712-836-924-867-861-902-939-1,041-1,172
Other Financing -1,2214,597-6,29510,7373,4068,2322,3001,1952,45910,878
Cash from Financing 6,77815,466-10,440-4,647-8,084-1,384-3,268-3,89111-2,029

American Express Co Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Net Issuance of Stock -574-728-1,170-1,056-1,073-737-1,091-1,333-1,126-1,117
Net Issuance of Debt 4,629-3,5051,1451,4352,803-4,162176-5,4721,169-3,218
Net Issuance of Preferred 000008410000
Dividends -246-246-243-281-271-268-265-335-304-302
Other Financing -1,108918-5475462,2847842,2332,1545,707773
Cash from Financing 2,701-3,561-8156443,743-3,5421,053-4,9865,446-3,864
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