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NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
Cash from Financing
$68 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2016, NorthWestern Corp received $0 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It received $100 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $24 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $5 Mil on other financial activities. In all, NorthWestern Corp earned $71 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jun. 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.

NorthWestern 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
=55.987+82.009+0+-90.058+-12.082
=36

NorthWestern Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Jun. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0.174+99.893+0+-23.943+-5.198
=71

NorthWestern Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 45.384 (Sep. 2015 ) + 45.875 (Dec. 2015 ) + -93.822 (Mar. 2016 ) + 70.926 (Jun. 2016 ) = $68 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.

NorthWestern Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. NorthWestern Corp received $0 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back 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.

NorthWestern Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $100 Mil. NorthWestern Corp received $100 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.

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

NorthWestern Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-24 Mil. NorthWestern Corp spent $24 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

NorthWestern Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-5 Mil. NorthWestern Corp spent $5 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.

NorthWestern Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -168-79-1-00285639856
Net Issuance of Debt -38465511481710211863382
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -44-47-50-48-49-52-54-58-65-90
Other Financing -19-2-2-0-8-1-1-8-5-12
Cash from Financing -10265-756524-467510896136

NorthWestern Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Net Issuance of Stock 13-0-1386-21057-20
Net Issuance of Debt -566150578-58606812-68100
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -15-15-15-19-22-22-22-23-24-24
Other Financing -1-00-4-1-11-00-0-5
Cash from Financing -594534941-83284546-9471
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