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ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG)
Cash from Financing
$-1,503 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 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 Nov. 2014, ConAgra Foods Inc paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $17 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $106 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $27 Mil on other financial activities. In all, ConAgra Foods Inc spent $96 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Nov. 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.

ConAgra Foods Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: May. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-100+-612.4+0+-420.9+99.2
=-1,034

ConAgra Foods Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Nov. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-17.2+0+-106.2+27.1
=-96

ConAgra Foods Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2014 was -197.3 (Feb. 2014 ) + -595.5 (May. 2014 ) + -613.7 (Aug. 2014 ) + -96.3 (Nov. 2014 ) = $-1,503 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.

ConAgra Foods Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Nov. 2014 was $0 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc paid $0 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.

ConAgra Foods Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Nov. 2014 was $-17 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc spent $17 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.

ConAgra Foods Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Nov. 2014 was $0 Mil. ConAgra Foods 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.

ConAgra Foods Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Nov. 2014 was $-106 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc spent $106 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

ConAgra Foods Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Nov. 2014 was $27 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc received $27 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.

ConAgra Foods Inc Annual Data

May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14
Net Issuance of Stock -78-178-551-188-900-100-825-35224-100
Net Issuance of Debt -1,182-897-54491-564-16-294-3244,289-612
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -550-565-367-362-348-347-375-389-401-421
Other Financing -11-9137-15586221522199
Cash from Financing -1,811-1,640-1,063-22-1,827-405-1,432-8504,133-1,034

ConAgra Foods Inc Quarterly Data

Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14
Net Issuance of Stock -75-164263-0-31-690000
Net Issuance of Debt 2154544,598-97895-97-109-502-529-17
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -98-97-101-104-105-106-105-105-106-106
Other Financing 1193387863816122127
Cash from Financing 532864,798-1,00523-264-197-596-614-96
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