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Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG)
Cash from Financing
$-2,596 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 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 Nov. 2016, Conagra Brands Inc paid $85 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $5 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $110 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $856 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Conagra Brands Inc earned $657 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Nov. 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.

Conagra Brands Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2016 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: May. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-2464.1+0+-432.5+215.2
=-2,681

Conagra Brands Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Nov. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-84.5+-5.1+0+-109.9+856.3
=657

Conagra Brands Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2016 was -2462.7 (Feb. 2016 ) + -51.9 (May. 2016 ) + -737.7 (Aug. 2016 ) + 656.8 (Nov. 2016 ) = $-2,596 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.

Conagra Brands Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $-85 Mil. Conagra Brands Inc paid $85 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 Brands Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $-5 Mil. Conagra Brands Inc spent $5 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 Brands Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $0 Mil. Conagra Brands 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 Brands Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $-110 Mil. Conagra Brands Inc spent $110 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Conagra Brands Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $856 Mil. Conagra Brands Inc received $856 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.

Conagra Brands Inc Annual Data

May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14May15May16
Net Issuance of Stock -551-188-900-100-825-35224-100-500
Net Issuance of Debt -54491-564-16-294-3244,289-612-1,094-2,464
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -367-362-348-347-375-389-401-421-425-433
Other Financing -9137-15586221522199139215
Cash from Financing -1,063-22-1,827-405-1,432-8504,133-1,034-1,430-2,681

Conagra Brands Inc Quarterly Data

Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16
Net Issuance of Stock 00000000-86-85
Net Issuance of Debt -529-17-111-4363-80-2,386-1-558-5
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -106-106-107-107-107-108-109-109-110-110
Other Financing 212716249233315915856
Cash from Financing -614-96-201-519-12-155-2,463-52-738657
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