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Staples, Inc. (NAS:SPLS)
Cash from Financing
$-1,442 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 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 Jan. 2014, Staples, Inc. paid $37 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $864 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $78 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $25 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Staples, Inc. spent $954 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jan. 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.

Staples, Inc.'s Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Jan. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-340.415+-872.414+0+-312.521+83.301
=-1,442

Staples, Inc.'s Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Jan. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-37.161+-864.165+0+-77.582+25.087
=-954

Staples, Inc. Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was -157.838 (Apr. 2013 ) + -161.741 (Jul. 2013 ) + -168.649 (Oct. 2013 ) + -953.821 (Jan. 2014 ) = $-1,442 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 Jan. 2014 was $-37 Mil. Staples, Inc. paid $37 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 Jan. 2014 was $-864 Mil. Staples, Inc. spent $864 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.

Staples, Inc.'s net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 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 Jan. 2014 was $-78 Mil. Staples, Inc. spent $78 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 Jan. 2014 was $25 Mil. Staples, Inc. received $25 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

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
Net Issuance of Stock -305-481-581-582-85-31-399-629-473-340
Net Issuance of Debt -235-16-5-1952,668-929-6-519-87-872
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -100-123-161-208-231-237-259-278-294-313
Other Financing 41373619154160-275664283
Cash from Financing -599-584-711-9662,506-1,037-938-1,360-812-1,442

Staples, Inc. Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
Net Issuance of Stock -147-117-96-176-111-90-67-132-105-37
Net Issuance of Debt -25056517-375266-17-211-864
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -69-68-75-74-73-72-79-78-78-78
Other Financing -235416122550425
Cash from Financing -468-93-161-217-559125-158-162-169-954
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