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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NAS:CTSH)
Cash from Financing
$-31 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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 Dec. 2013, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation received $16 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back 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 received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $14 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation earned $30 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2013.


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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-61.448+0+0+0+30.581
=-31

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=16.051+0+0+0+14.131
=30

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 16.932 (Mar. 2013 ) + -106.313 (Jun. 2013 ) + 28.332 (Sep. 2013 ) + 30.182 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-31 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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $16 Mil. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation received $16 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back 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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $14 Mil. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation received $14 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.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock 37475167274548-295-391-61
Net Issuance of Debt 00-2-105000000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 003342173272394831
Cash from Financing 37478344477120-255-343-31

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock -15613-6-352-3519-1082116
Net Issuance of Debt 0000000000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 9813392372714
Cash from Financing -147217-349-262417-1062830
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