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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Cash from Financing
$-8,505 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

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. 2014, Royal Dutch Shell PLC paid $1,241 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $1,035 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,527 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $245 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Royal Dutch Shell PLC spent $4,048 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 2014.


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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-5000+5395+0+-7450+-1923
=-8,978

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-1241+-1035+0+-1527+-245
=-4,048

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was -8364 (Jun. 2013 ) + 52 (Sep. 2013 ) + 3855 (Dec. 2013 ) + -4048 (Mar. 2014 ) = $-8,505 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-1,241 Mil. Royal Dutch Shell PLC paid $1,241 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-1,035 Mil. Royal Dutch Shell PLC spent $1,035 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0 Mil. Royal Dutch Shell 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-1,527 Mil. Royal Dutch Shell PLC spent $1,527 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $-245 Mil. Royal Dutch Shell PLC spent $245 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock -1,536-4,537-7,554-3,511-3,04800-1,106-1,492-5,000
Net Issuance of Debt -4,251-1,5552,1061,3144,82610,7019,256-7,124-175,395
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -7,391-12,500-8,142-9,001-9,841-10,717-9,979-7,315-7,682-7,450
Other Financing -41419-151-8,195-1,331-813-744-2,586-1,439-1,923
Cash from Financing -13,592-18,573-13,741-19,393-9,394-829-1,467-18,131-10,630-8,978

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Net Issuance of Stock -2890-890-149-453-545-1,934-1,525-996-1,241
Net Issuance of Debt -1,421-2,810-1,1512,8761,068-1,872-3,7283,8547,141-1,035
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,752-1,695-2,190-2,137-1,660-1,929-2,102-1,773-1,646-1,527
Other Financing -1,801-239-444-455-301-175-600-504-644-245
Cash from Financing -5,263-4,744-4,675135-1,346-4,521-8,364523,855-4,048
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