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ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG)
Cash from Financing
$-1,443 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 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 Feb. 2014, ConAgra Foods, Inc. paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $109 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $105 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $16 Mil on other financial activities. In all, ConAgra Foods, Inc. spent $197 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Feb. 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. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: May. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=24.2+4288.7+0+-400.7+220.8
=4,133

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

Cash from Financing(Q: Feb. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-108.5+0+-105.1+16.3
=-197

ConAgra Foods, Inc. Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was -1004.5 (May. 2013 ) + 22.6 (Aug. 2013 ) + -263.9 (Nov. 2013 ) + -197.3 (Feb. 2014 ) = $-1,443 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 Feb. 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 Feb. 2014 was $-109 Mil. ConAgra Foods, Inc. spent $109 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 Feb. 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 Feb. 2014 was $-105 Mil. ConAgra Foods, Inc. spent $105 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 Feb. 2014 was $16 Mil. ConAgra Foods, Inc. received $16 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

May04May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13
Net Issuance of Stock -301-78-178-551-188-900-100-825-35224
Net Issuance of Debt -486-1,182-897-54491-564-16-294-3244,289
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -537-550-565-367-362-348-347-375-389-401
Other Financing -21-11-9137-155862215221
Cash from Financing -1,345-1,811-1,640-1,063-22-1,827-405-1,432-8504,133

ConAgra Foods, Inc. Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
Net Issuance of Stock -84-16-252-75-164263-0-31-690
Net Issuance of Debt -346-5292154544,598-97895-97-109
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -95-99-100-98-97-101-104-105-106-105
Other Financing 33112151193387863816
Cash from Financing -492-8-308532864,798-1,00523-264-197
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