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Meritage Homes Corp (NYSE:MTH)
Cash from Financing
$179 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, Meritage Homes Corp paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $19 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $0 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Meritage Homes Corp spent $19 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.

Meritage Homes Corp'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
=0+176.774+0+0+1.923
=179

Meritage Homes Corp'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
=0+-19.182+0+0+0.015
=-19

Meritage Homes Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 28.752 (Mar. 2015 ) + 169.933 (Jun. 2015 ) + -0.821 (Sep. 2015 ) + -19.167 (Dec. 2015 ) = $179 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.

Meritage Homes Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Meritage Homes Corp 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.

Meritage Homes Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-19 Mil. Meritage Homes Corp spent $19 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.

Meritage Homes Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Meritage Homes 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.

Meritage Homes Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Meritage Homes Corp received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Meritage Homes Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $0 Mil. Meritage Homes 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.

Meritage Homes Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -922830008701100
Net Issuance of Debt 1536-820-20111171-10177
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 9-610-10-51032
Cash from Financing 71125-33194181103179

Meritage Homes Corp Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 00110-0000000
Net Issuance of Debt 098-2-2-2-424173-1-19
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 0-13-0005-300
Cash from Financing 097111-2-2-429170-1-19
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