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MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET)
Cash from Financing
$-1,295 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2015, MetLife Inc paid $823 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $3,499 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $468 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $651 Mil on other financial activities. In all, MetLife Inc earned $1,557 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

MetLife Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1930+3999+-19+-1769+-1576
=-1,295

MetLife Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-823+3499+0+-468+-651
=1,557

MetLife Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 1723 (Mar. 2015 ) + -4287 (Jun. 2015 ) + -288 (Sep. 2015 ) + 1557 (Dec. 2015 ) = $-1,295 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.

MetLife Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-823 Mil. MetLife Inc paid $823 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.

MetLife Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $3,499 Mil. MetLife Inc received $3,499 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.

MetLife Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. MetLife 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.

MetLife Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-468 Mil. MetLife Inc spent $468 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

MetLife Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-651 Mil. MetLife Inc spent $651 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.

MetLife Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -417-1,7052,0111,0353,5762,9501,0001,0000-1,930
Net Issuance of Debt 437-306-10,908-6,1046,4996,065-1,916-3,5753,0943,999
Net Issuance of Preferred 00000-2,805000-19
Dividends -584-678-717-732-906-909-933-1,241-1,621-1,769
Other Financing 15,939-17915,8021,6984,2124,0811,884-5,091783-1,576
Cash from Financing 15,375-2,8686,188-4,10313,3819,38235-8,9072,256-1,295

MetLife Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 000-4-439443-986-14-107-823
Net Issuance of Debt -1,790-989523809-3,2094,9713,470-2,793-1773,499
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -333-342-341-426-425-429-424-451-426-468
Other Financing 3298-3,8412,8466,484-4,706-337-1,029422-651
Cash from Financing -1,794-1,323-3,6593,2252,4112791,723-4,287-2881,557
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