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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Cash from Financing
$-107 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 Jul. 2016, Brocade Communications Systems Inc paid $632 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 $25 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $780 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Brocade Communications Systems Inc earned $122 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jul. 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Oct. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-292.31+265.656+0+-67.47+10.447
=-84

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Jul. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-632.031+0+0+-25.261+779.62
=122

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2016 was -42.884 (Oct. 2015 ) + -136.168 (Jan. 2016 ) + -49.823 (Apr. 2016 ) + 122.328 (Jul. 2016 ) = $-107 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-632 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc paid $632 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $0 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $0 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-25 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc spent $25 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $780 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc received $780 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15
Net Issuance of Stock -6-91-12614657-114-31-146-251-292
Net Issuance of Debt -279-1251,054-182-182-161-190-40266
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 00000000-30-67
Other Financing 16-516-1-3-3316210
Cash from Financing -269-221945-38-128-277-218-149-220-84

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16
Net Issuance of Stock -28-85-30-108-78-75-31-125-35-632
Net Issuance of Debt 000566-30000000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 000-15-15-19-19-18-18-25
Other Financing 12-612-32031212774780
Cash from Financing -16-91-18122-81-82-43-136-50122
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