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Discovery Communications Inc (NAS:DISCK)
Cash from Financing
$-862 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2015, Discovery Communications Inc paid $317 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $396 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 spent $67 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Discovery Communications Inc earned $12 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Discovery Communications Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Discovery Communications Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

Discovery Communications Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was -341 (Jun. 2014 ) + -168 (Sep. 2014 ) + -365 (Dec. 2014 ) + 12 (Mar. 2015 ) = $-862 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.

Discovery Communications Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-317 Mil. Discovery Communications Inc paid $317 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.

Discovery Communications Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $396 Mil. Discovery Communications Inc received $396 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.

Discovery Communications Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil. Discovery Communications 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.

Discovery Communications Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil. Discovery Communications Inc received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Discovery Communications Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-67 Mil. Discovery Communications Inc spent $67 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.

Discovery Communications Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock 001300-558-937-1,380-1,305-1,422
Net Issuance of Debt 00-1-411-371776199811,198682
Net Issuance of Preferred 00000000-2560
Dividends 0000-13-31-7000
Other Financing 20600-36328-12928942786
Cash from Financing 206012-774-356-641-297-305-85-734

Discovery Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Net Issuance of Stock -2340-265-704-336-266-503-298-355-317
Net Issuance of Debt 01,18600124151561092396
Net Issuance of Preferred 00-2560000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 1-419278-15-9621-12-67
Cash from Financing -2331,182-502-426-339140-341-168-36512
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