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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Cash from Financing
$-12,633 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016, Microsoft Corp paid $3,698 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $1,747 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $2,842 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $123 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Microsoft Corp spent $4,916 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Microsoft Corp's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Jun. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-13809+13661+0+-9882+950
=-9,080

Microsoft Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-3698+1747+0+-2842+-123
=-4,916

Microsoft Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was -3571 (Jun. 2015 ) + -3648 (Sep. 2015 ) + -498 (Dec. 2015 ) + -4916 (Mar. 2016 ) = $-12,633 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.

Microsoft Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-3,698 Mil. Microsoft Corp paid $3,698 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.

Microsoft Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,747 Mil. Microsoft Corp received $1,747 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.

Microsoft Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 Mil. Microsoft 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.

Microsoft Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-2,842 Mil. Microsoft Corp spent $2,842 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Microsoft Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-123 Mil. Microsoft Corp spent $123 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.

Microsoft Corp Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
Net Issuance of Stock -20,793-9,039-8,774-8,958-9,133-3,116-4,429-6,709-13,809-15,301
Net Issuance of Debt 005,7461905,96003,5376,96213,66118,283
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -3,805-4,015-4,468-4,578-5,180-6,385-7,455-8,879-9,882-11,006
Other Financing 541203355-2393199232950-369
Cash from Financing -24,544-12,934-7,463-13,291-8,376-9,408-8,148-8,394-9,080-8,393

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Net Issuance of Stock -1,704-1,024-2,672-2,024-4,985-4,128-4,538-3,561-3,698-3,504
Net Issuance of Debt -30001,4994,7984,1053,2593,2615,9761,7477,299
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -2,322-2,309-2,307-2,547-2,532-2,496-2,475-2,868-2,842-2,821
Other Financing 2224502307347-206104-45-123-3
Cash from Financing -4,304-3,309-2,978534-3,065-3,571-3,648-498-4,916971
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