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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Cash from Financing
$-934 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013, Rio Tinto PLC paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $1,283 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,605 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $159 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Rio Tinto PLC spent $2,729 Mil on financial activities for the six months ended in Dec. 2013.


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. 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
=0+2122+0+-3322+266
=-934

Rio Tinto PLC's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-1283+0+-1605+159
=-2,729

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. 2013 was $-934 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. 2013 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. 2013 was $-1,283 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC spent $1,283 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. 2013 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. 2013 was $-1,605 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC spent $1,605 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. 2013 was $159 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC received $159 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

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock 33-773-2,339-1,6112314,87792-5,45600
Net Issuance of Debt -1,855-505-61938,161-7,970-16,445-9,3604,2087,8872,122
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -906-1,141-2,573-1,507-1,933-876-1,754-2,236-3,038-3,322
Other Financing 23814254772-19412611,475266
Cash from Financing -2,705-2,411-5,38935,097-9,108-2,463-10,610-3,4236,324-934

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun09Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock 1414,8633854-2,359-3,097-1,496000
Net Issuance of Debt 510-16,955-7,822-1,5382,0062,2022,4545,4333,405-1,283
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -8760-887-867-1,233-1,003-1,674-1,364-1,717-1,605
Other Financing 26-4589323-1,2251,2861,5511,420107159
Cash from Financing -326-2,137-8,582-2,028-2,811-6128355,4891,795-2,729
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