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BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-1,685 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016, BlackRock Inc paid $281 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $0 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $374 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $150 Mil on other financial activities. In all, BlackRock Inc spent $505 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

BlackRock Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1399+0+0+-1545+1259
=-1,685

BlackRock Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-281+0+0+-374+150
=-505

BlackRock Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -547 (Mar. 2016 ) + -263 (Jun. 2016 ) + -370 (Sep. 2016 ) + -505 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-1,685 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

BlackRock Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-281 Mil. BlackRock Inc paid $281 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.

BlackRock Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0 Mil. BlackRock Inc received $0 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.

BlackRock Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0 Mil. BlackRock 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.

BlackRock Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-374 Mil. BlackRock Inc spent $374 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

BlackRock Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $150 Mil. BlackRock Inc received $150 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 local exchange's currency.

BlackRock Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Net Issuance of Stock -376-402,758-258-2,880-1,645-1,243-1,344-1,331-1,399
Net Issuance of Debt 1,108-3044,592-2,3101,3041,326-1,260509370
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -353-419-422-776-1,014-1,060-1,168-1,338-1,476-1,545
Other Financing 580-124-1791741054352793127061,259
Cash from Financing 959-8876,749-3,170-2,485-944-3,392-1,861-2,064-1,685

BlackRock Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Net Issuance of Stock -256-256-498-279-276-278-562-279-277-281
Net Issuance of Debt 192-1,02400000000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -324-322-389-364-362-361-419-376-376-374
Other Financing 5210171168129275434392283150
Cash from Financing -336-1,592-716-475-509-364-547-263-370-505
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