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ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG)
Cash from Financing
$-1,506 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2015)

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. 2015, ConAgra Foods Inc paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $112 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $107 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $18 Mil on other financial activities. In all, ConAgra Foods Inc spent $201 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Feb. 2015.


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 Feb. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Feb. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-112.2+0+-106.5+17.9
=-201

ConAgra Foods Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2015 was -595.5 (May. 2014 ) + -613.7 (Aug. 2014 ) + -96.3 (Nov. 2014 ) + -200.8 (Feb. 2015 ) = $-1,506 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. 2015 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. 2015 was $-112 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc spent $112 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. 2015 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. 2015 was $-107 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc spent $107 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. 2015 was $18 Mil. ConAgra Foods Inc received $18 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

May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14May15
Net Issuance of Stock -178-551-188-900-100-825-35224-100-50
Net Issuance of Debt -897-54491-564-16-294-3244,289-612-1,095
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -565-367-362-348-347-375-389-401-421-425
Other Financing 1-9137-15586221522199140
Cash from Financing -1,640-1,063-22-1,827-405-1,432-8504,133-1,034-1,430

ConAgra Foods Inc Quarterly Data

Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15
Net Issuance of Stock 263-0-31-69000000
Net Issuance of Debt 4,598-97895-97-109-502-529-17-112-436
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -101-104-105-106-105-105-106-106-107-107
Other Financing 3878638161221271824
Cash from Financing 4,798-1,00523-264-197-596-614-96-201-519
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