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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)
Cash from Financing
$-378 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, Nielsen Holdings PLC paid $90 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $73 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $111 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $33 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Nielsen Holdings PLC spent $241 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC'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
=-667+532+0+-408+81
=-462

Nielsen Holdings PLC'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
=-90+-73+0+-111+33
=-241

Nielsen Holdings PLC Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was -288 (Dec. 2015 ) + 130 (Mar. 2016 ) + 21 (Jun. 2016 ) + -241 (Sep. 2016 ) = $-378 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-90 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC paid $90 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-73 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC spent $73 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $0 Mil. Nielsen Holdings 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $-111 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC spent $111 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Nielsen Holdings PLC's other financing for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $33 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC received $33 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 0000-101,8010-11-466-667
Net Issuance of Debt 00439-98-167-1,839-229309226532
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000-200-265-356-408
Other Financing 00-72-173-84-212-69501181
Cash from Financing 00367-271-263-250-29883-585-462

Nielsen Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Net Issuance of Stock -32-27-391-141-179-173-174-83-221-90
Net Issuance of Debt 19-54255516109-23-70307354-73
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -93-94-95-90-102-115-101-101-111-111
Other Financing 7-272231110577-133
Cash from Financing -99-202-209288-161-301-28813021-241
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