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Total SA (NYSE:TOT)
Cash from Financing
$-3,754 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016, Total SA paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $3,006 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $954 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $2,743 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Total SA spent $1,217 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Total SA'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
=131+13412+0+-7308+-326
=5,909

Total SA's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-3006+0+-954+2743
=-1,217

Total SA Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 1487 (Jun. 2015 ) + -1656 (Sep. 2015 ) + -2368 (Dec. 2015 ) + -1217 (Mar. 2016 ) = $-3,754 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.

Total SA's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 Mil. Total SA 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.

Total SA's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-3,006 Mil. Total SA spent $3,006 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.

Total SA's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0 Mil. Total SA 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.

Total SA's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $-954 Mil. Total SA spent $954 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Total SA's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $2,743 Mil. Total SA received $2,743 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.

Total SA Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock -4,358-2,092-1,29690120623-48257131248
Net Issuance of Debt 4,9048256,1893,4364,0671,4193,3392,14713,4129,185
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -5,278-6,908-7,180-7,558-6,982-6,662-6,856-7,411-7,308-2,845
Other Financing -5,0443,3021,183-77-1,657-966-1,3893,426-326-5,528
Cash from Financing -9,776-4,873-1,104-4,109-4,453-5,585-4,953-1,5815,9091,060

Total SA Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Net Issuance of Stock 2733304-2363012438-233310
Net Issuance of Debt 7193,0223,8873,7842,7196,1751,1233791,508-3,006
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,821-1,835-1,901-1,837-1,735-1,566-6-681-592-954
Other Financing 1,638-12452-52-202-1,024-68-1,121-3,3152,743
Cash from Financing 5631,0962,3421,6598123,5971,487-1,656-2,368-1,217
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