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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Cash from Financing
$-1,501 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 three months ended in Dec. 2013, Symantec Corp paid $102 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $0 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $104 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $2 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Symantec Corp spent $208 Mil on financial activities for the three 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.

Symantec Corp's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as:

Symantec Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Symantec Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 24 (Mar. 2013 ) + -1192 (Jun. 2013 ) + -125 (Sep. 2013 ) + -208 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-1,501 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.

Symantec Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-102 Mil. Symantec Corp paid $102 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.

Symantec Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Symantec Corp received $0 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.

Symantec Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Symantec Corp 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.

Symantec Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-104 Mil. Symantec Corp spent $104 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Symantec Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-2 Mil. Symantec Corp spent $2 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
Net Issuance of Stock 129-32-3,419-2,290-1,280-487-449-778-787-581
Net Issuance of Debt 00-491955188-208-5597-607996
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000000
Other Financing 00026261813-38-107
Cash from Financing 129-32-3,910-1,310-1,066-677-441-184-1,386308

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock -229-209-167-304-122-17520-966-102
Net Issuance of Debt -1-1-5996000-1,00000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000000-105-105-104
Other Financing 112-7-102-249-26-2
Cash from Financing -229-209-170685-224-17724-1,192-125-208
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