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3M Co (NYSE:MMM)
Cash from Financing
$-4,734 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

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 Sep. 2016, 3M Co paid $645 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $567 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $670 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $4 Mil on other financial activities. In all, 3M Co spent $752 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Sep. 2016.


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.

3M Co'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
=-4603+3482+0+-2561+34
=-3,648

3M Co's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Sep. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-645+567+0+-670+-4
=-752

3M Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was -1954 (Dec. 2015 ) + -1426 (Mar. 2016 ) + -602 (Jun. 2016 ) + -752 (Sep. 2016 ) = $-4,734 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

3M Co's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-645 Mil. 3M Co paid $645 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.

3M Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $567 Mil. 3M Co received $567 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.

3M Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $0 Mil. 3M Co 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.

3M Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-670 Mil. 3M Co spent $670 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

3M Co's other financing for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-4 Mil. 3M Co spent $4 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 local exchange's currency.

3M Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -1,828-2,443-1,342414-188-1,799-1,192-3,603-4,684-4,603
Net Issuance of Debt 1,1351,2511,037-1,014-472-307722-371,0103,482
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,376-1,380-1,398-1,431-1,500-1,555-1,635-1,730-2,216-2,561
Other Financing 854-6317-24-1447124-71334
Cash from Financing -2,061-2,518-1,766-2,014-2,184-3,675-2,058-5,246-6,603-3,648

3M Co Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Net Issuance of Stock -1,108-1,085-1,050-577-1,554-1,455-1,017-870-573-645
Net Issuance of Debt 447427-438-41,8801,911-305138637567
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -556-550-544-652-646-635-628-672-672-670
Other Financing 32-681-98790-41-4-226-4
Cash from Financing -1,185-1,889-2,130-1,154-320-220-1,954-1,426-602-752
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