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International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM)
Cash from Financing
$-14,181 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, International Business Machines Corp paid $1,004 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $1,310 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,088 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $0 Mil on other financial activities. In all, International Business Machines Corp spent $3,402 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.

International Business Machines Corp's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-12970+1783+0+-4265+0
=-15,452

International Business Machines Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1004+-1310+0+-1088+0
=-3,402

International Business Machines Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was -2260 (Jun. 2014 ) + -2819 (Sep. 2014 ) + -5700 (Dec. 2014 ) + -3402 (Mar. 2015 ) = $-14,181 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.

International Business Machines Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-1,004 Mil. International Business Machines Corp paid $1,004 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.

International Business Machines Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-1,310 Mil. International Business Machines Corp spent $1,310 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.

International Business Machines Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil. International Business Machines Corp 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.

International Business Machines Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-1,088 Mil. International Business Machines Corp spent $1,088 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

International Business Machines Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil. International Business Machines Corp received $0 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.

International Business Machines Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -6,506-6,399-18,828-10,578-4,377-11,601-12,593-10,455-12,785-12,970
Net Issuance of Debt 609-12212,112-2,444-7,4632,3502,3702,2526,9611,783
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,250-1,683-2,147-2,585-2,860-3,177-3,473-3,773-4,058-4,265
Other Financing 004,1233,7730-100-10
Cash from Financing -7,147-8,204-4,740-11,834-14,700-12,429-13,696-11,976-9,883-15,452

International Business Machines Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Net Issuance of Stock -2,665-2,237-3,251-1,748-5,549-7,896-3,531-1,57128-1,004
Net Issuance of Debt -1694699731,9583,5614,2132,367-158-4,639-1,310
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -957-948-1,048-1,037-1,025-990-1,096-1,090-1,089-1,088
Other Financing 00-10000000
Cash from Financing -3,791-2,716-3,327-827-3,013-4,673-2,260-2,819-5,700-3,402
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