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National Grid PLC (NYSE:NGG)
Cash from Financing
$-4,862 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 six months ended in Mar. 2015, National Grid PLC paid $454 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $604 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $794 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $845 Mil on other financial activities. In all, National Grid PLC spent $2,697 Mil on financial activities for the six 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.

National Grid PLC's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Mar. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-481.315396114+-1019.43198804+0+-1899.85052317+-1461.88340807
=-4,862

National Grid PLC'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
=-454.409566517+-603.886397608+0+-793.721973094+-844.544095665
=-2,697

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. National Grid PLC Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $-4,862 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.

National Grid PLC's net issuance of stock for the six months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-454 Mil. National Grid PLC paid $454 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.

National Grid PLC's net issuance of debt for the six months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-604 Mil. National Grid PLC spent $604 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.

National Grid PLC's net issuance of preferred for the six months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil. National Grid PLC 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.

National Grid PLC's cash flow for dividends for the six months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-794 Mil. National Grid PLC spent $794 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

National Grid PLC's other financing for the six months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-845 Mil. National Grid PLC spent $845 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.

National Grid PLC Annual Data

Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15
Net Issuance of Stock 82-298-2,950-8771724142015-481
Net Issuance of Debt 05,9243,1782,324-752-2,848-2446,492-1,696-1,019
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,300-1,471-1,612-1,187-1,036-1,386-1,592-1,222-1,759-1,900
Other Financing -8,750-1,669-1,800-1,503-1,5603,515-1,185-1,195-1,497-1,462
Cash from Financing -9,9692,486-3,184-1,242-3,331-695-3,0064,095-4,937-4,862

National Grid PLC Semi-Annual Data

Sep10Mar11Sep11Mar12Sep12Mar13Sep13Mar14Sep14Mar15
Net Issuance of Stock 25-213223-2132-29-454
Net Issuance of Debt -2,075-700457-7031,8004,808-1,536-91-453-604
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -736-624-856-733-758-513-827-895-1,205-794
Other Financing 4,165-798-598-585-635-600-704-761-673-845
Cash from Financing 1,379-2,123-984-2,0194293,694-3,054-1,746-2,360-2,697
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