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Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB)
Cash from Financing
$-5,896 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 three months ended in Dec. 2014, Schlumberger NV paid $1,096 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $360 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $517 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $30 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Schlumberger NV spent $1,223 Mil on financial activities for the three 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.

Schlumberger NV'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
=-4383+-37+0+-1968+492
=-5,896

Schlumberger NV'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
=-1096+360+0+-517+30
=-1,223

Schlumberger NV Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was -1708 (Mar. 2014 ) + -1265 (Jun. 2014 ) + -1700 (Sep. 2014 ) + -1223 (Dec. 2014 ) = $-5,896 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.

Schlumberger NV's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-1,096 Mil. Schlumberger NV paid $1,096 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.

Schlumberger NV's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $360 Mil. Schlumberger NV received $360 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.

Schlumberger NV's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. Schlumberger NV 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.

Schlumberger NV's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-517 Mil. Schlumberger NV spent $517 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Schlumberger NV's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $30 Mil. Schlumberger NV received $30 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.

Schlumberger NV Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -612-626-1,207-1,642-404-1,538-2,790-972-2,326-4,383
Net Issuance of Debt 1301,516-2014701089331,7731,6361,450-37
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -482-568-771-964-1,006-1,040-1,300-1,432-1,608-1,968
Other Financing -27-32549311114236-383429285492
Cash from Financing -991291-1,630-1,825-1,188-1,409-2,700-339-2,199-5,896

Schlumberger NV Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Net Issuance of Stock -17-247-67-499-690-1,070-765-1,175-1,347-1,096
Net Issuance of Debt 591343-393801342700-68625930360
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -366-365-365-416-415-412-410-522-519-517
Other Financing 2227540238513715317313630
Cash from Financing 2306-785-91-678-645-1,708-1,265-1,700-1,223
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