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Tesco PLC (OTCPK:TSCDY)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-1,734 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2017)

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 six months ended in Feb. 2017, Tesco PLC paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $2,541 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $456 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Tesco PLC spent $2,085 Mil on financial activities for the six months ended in Feb. 2017.


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.

Tesco PLC's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Feb. 2017 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=1.25+-2313.75+0+0+578.75
=-1,734

Tesco PLC's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Feb. 2017 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-2541.25+0+0+456.25
=-2,085

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Tesco PLC Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was $-1,734 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Tesco PLC's net issuance of stock for the six months ended in Feb. 2017 was $0 Mil. Tesco PLC 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.

Tesco PLC's net issuance of debt for the six months ended in Feb. 2017 was $-2,541 Mil. Tesco PLC spent $2,541 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.

Tesco PLC's net issuance of preferred for the six months ended in Feb. 2017 was $0 Mil. Tesco PLC 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.

Tesco PLC's cash flow for dividends for the six months ended in Feb. 2017 was $0 Mil. Tesco PLC received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Tesco PLC's other financing for the six months ended in Feb. 2017 was $456 Mil. Tesco PLC received $456 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 local exchange's currency.

Tesco PLC Annual Data

Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14Feb15Feb16Feb17
Net Issuance of Stock -1,251-195223108-370881035111
Net Issuance of Debt 3,6526,716-4,280-3,190292-1,8611,9742,613-1,060-2,314
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,556-1,274-1,513-1,744-1,864-1,833-1,969-1,40200
Other Financing -35-30-67-71-216-56-15-14196579
Cash from Financing 8095,216-5,636-4,897-2,158-3,661931,248-863-1,734

Tesco PLC Semi-Annual Data

Aug12Feb13Aug13Feb14Aug14Feb15Aug15Feb16Aug16Feb17
Net Issuance of Stock 2563435625282000
Net Issuance of Debt 1,425-3,2636391,2914,654-1,663-702-416239-2,541
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,278-574-1,264-619-1,367-1460000
Other Financing -24-33-6-852-61279-60130456
Cash from Financing 148-3,807-5887203,364-1,842-422-476368-2,085
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