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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Cash from Financing
$-7,670 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 six months ended in Jun. 2016, Rio Tinto PLC received $69 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It spent $1,914 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,916 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $37 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Rio Tinto PLC spent $3,724 Mil on financial activities for the six 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.

Rio Tinto 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
=-2028+-1681+0+-4076+115
=-7,670

Rio Tinto PLC'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
=69+-1914+0+-1916+37
=-3,724

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Rio Tinto PLC Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $-7,670 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's net issuance of stock for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $69 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC received $69 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's net issuance of debt for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-1,914 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC spent $1,914 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's net issuance of preferred for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $0 Mil. Rio Tinto 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's cash flow for dividends for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $-1,916 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC spent $1,916 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Rio Tinto PLC's other financing for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $37 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC received $37 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.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -2,339-1,6112314,87792-5,456000-2,028
Net Issuance of Debt -61938,161-7,970-16,445-9,3604,2087,8872,122-3,034-1,681
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -2,573-1,507-1,933-876-1,754-2,236-3,038-3,322-3,710-4,076
Other Financing 14254772-19412611,4752661,308115
Cash from Financing -5,38935,097-9,108-2,463-10,610-3,4236,324-934-5,436-7,670

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14Jun15Dec15Jun16
Net Issuance of Stock -3,145-1,49600000-976-1,05269
Net Issuance of Debt 2,2022,4545,4333,405-1,283-2,660-374-42-1,639-1,914
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,003-1,674-1,364-1,717-1,605-2,006-1,704-2,162-1,914-1,916
Other Financing 1,3341,5511,4201071591,29991310237
Cash from Financing -6128355,4891,795-2,729-3,367-2,069-3,167-4,503-3,724
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