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Staples Inc (NAS:SPLS)
Cash from Financing
$-191 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 three months ended in Jul. 2016, Staples Inc paid $9 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $185 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $77 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $16 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Staples Inc earned $115 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jul. 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.

Staples Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Jan. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-24+-92+0+-308+46
=-378

Staples Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is

Staples Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2016 was -152 (Oct. 2015 ) + -68 (Jan. 2016 ) + -86 (Apr. 2016 ) + 115 (Jul. 2016 ) = $-191 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.

Staples Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-9 Mil. Staples Inc paid $9 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.

Staples Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $185 Mil. Staples Inc received $185 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.

Staples Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $0 Mil. Staples Inc 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.

Staples Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $-77 Mil. Staples Inc spent $77 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Staples Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was $16 Mil. Staples Inc received $16 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.

Staples Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
Net Issuance of Stock -581-582-85-31-399-629-473-340-208-24
Net Issuance of Debt -5-1952,668-929-6-519-87-872-27-92
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -161-208-231-237-259-278-294-313-307-308
Other Financing 3619154160-2756642834946
Cash from Financing -711-9662,506-1,037-938-1,360-812-1,442-493-378

Staples Inc Quarterly Data

Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16
Net Issuance of Stock -70-56-57-25-1-20-2-1-3-9
Net Issuance of Debt 74-75-25-1-4-7-74-7-5185
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -77-77-76-77-76-77-78-77-78-77
Other Financing 020029324217016
Cash from Financing -73-188-158-74-78-80-152-68-86115
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