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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Cash from Financing
$-5,436 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 six months ended in Dec. 2014, Rio Tinto PLC paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $3,034 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $3,710 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $1,308 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Rio Tinto PLC spent $5,436 Mil on financial activities for the six months ended in Dec. 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-3034+0+-3710+1308
=-5,436

Rio Tinto PLC's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-3034+0+-3710+1308
=-5,436

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 Dec. 2014 was $-5,436 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's net issuance of stock for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC paid $0 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.

Rio Tinto PLC's net issuance of debt for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-3,034 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC spent $3,034 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 Dec. 2014 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 Dec. 2014 was $-3,710 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC spent $3,710 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 Dec. 2014 was $1,308 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC received $1,308 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.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -773-2,339-1,6112314,87792-5,456000
Net Issuance of Debt -505-61938,161-7,970-16,445-9,3604,2087,8872,122-3,034
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,141-2,573-1,507-1,933-876-1,754-2,236-3,038-3,322-3,710
Other Financing 814254772-19412611,4752661,308
Cash from Financing -2,411-5,38935,097-9,108-2,463-10,610-3,4236,324-934-5,436

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock 3892-2,311-5,456-1,49600000
Net Issuance of Debt -7,822-9,3602,0064,2082,4547,8873,4052,122-2,660-3,034
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -887-1,754-1,233-2,236-1,674-3,038-1,717-3,322-2,006-3,710
Other Financing 89412-1,273611,5511,4751072661,2991,308
Cash from Financing -8,582-10,610-2,811-3,4238356,3241,795-934-3,367-5,436
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