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Cash from Financing
\$-242 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, MeadWestvaco Corp paid \$0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received \$30 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent \$42 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received \$18 Mil on other financial activities. In all, MeadWestvaco Corp earned \$6 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.

MeadWestvaco 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 = -399 + -15 + 0 + -344 + 50 = -708

MeadWestvaco 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 = 0 + 30 + 0 + -42 + 18 = 6

MeadWestvaco Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was -85 (Jun. 2014 ) + -56 (Sep. 2014 ) + -107 (Dec. 2014 ) + 6 (Mar. 2015 ) = \$-242 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.

MeadWestvaco Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was \$0 Mil. MeadWestvaco 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.

MeadWestvaco Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was \$30 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp received \$30 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.

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

MeadWestvaco Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was \$-42 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp spent \$42 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

MeadWestvaco Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was \$18 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp received \$18 Mil on other financial activities.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Net Issuance of Stock -675 6 -324 0 0 -92 0 0 -126 -399 Net Issuance of Debt -1,165 153 158 -46 -241 -132 103 486 -250 -15 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -178 -167 -169 -159 -157 -160 -170 -173 -177 -344 Other Financing -163 43 -4 5 -7 5 41 65 946 50 Cash from Financing -2,181 35 -339 -200 -405 -379 -26 378 393 -708

 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Net Issuance of Stock 0 0 0 0 0 -305 0 -40 -54 0 Net Issuance of Debt 19 -28 -9 8 -221 47 -69 15 -8 30 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -43 -44 -44 -45 -44 -218 -42 -42 -42 -42 Other Financing 13 29 -4 8 787 16 26 11 -3 18 Cash from Financing -11 -43 -57 -29 522 -460 -85 -56 -107 6
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