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Family Dollar Stores Inc (NYSE:FDO)
Cash from Financing
$-270 Mil (TTM As of Aug. 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 Aug. 2014, Family Dollar Stores Inc paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $247 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $35 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $18 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Family Dollar Stores Inc spent $300 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Aug. 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Aug. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-125.038+-16.2+0+-130.087+0.988
=-270

Family Dollar Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Aug. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-246.862+0+-35.292+-18.316
=-300

Family Dollar Stores Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was 91.11 (Nov. 2013 ) + -3.596 (Feb. 2014 ) + -57.381 (May. 2014 ) + -300.47 (Aug. 2014 ) = $-270 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $0 Mil. Family Dollar Stores 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $-247 Mil. Family Dollar Stores Inc spent $247 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $0 Mil. Family Dollar Stores 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $-35 Mil. Family Dollar Stores Inc spent $35 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Family Dollar Stores Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $-18 Mil. Family Dollar Stores Inc spent $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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc Annual Data

Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14
Net Issuance of Stock 11-360-223-97-40-332-670-192-75-125
Net Issuance of Debt -92241710-285025126-31-16
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -60-63-66-67-73-79-83-91-108-130
Other Financing 0-11-8012114371061
Cash from Financing -141-183-216-245-139-341-489-220-109-270

Family Dollar Stores Inc Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
Net Issuance of Stock -19-100-25-5000-125000
Net Issuance of Debt 17-1221-3332-25023024-23-247
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -25-25-24-24-30-30-30-30-35-35
Other Financing 502812751621-18
Cash from Financing -22-125200-1073-20691-4-57-300
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