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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.

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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

 Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17 Net Issuance of Stock -1,251 -195 223 108 -370 88 103 51 1 1 Net Issuance of Debt 3,652 6,716 -4,280 -3,190 292 -1,861 1,974 2,613 -1,060 -2,314 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -1,556 -1,274 -1,513 -1,744 -1,864 -1,833 -1,969 -1,402 0 0 Other Financing -35 -30 -67 -71 -216 -56 -15 -14 196 579 Cash from Financing 809 5,216 -5,636 -4,897 -2,158 -3,661 93 1,248 -863 -1,734

Tesco PLC Semi-Annual Data

 Aug12 Feb13 Aug13 Feb14 Aug14 Feb15 Aug15 Feb16 Aug16 Feb17 Net Issuance of Stock 25 63 43 56 25 28 2 0 0 0 Net Issuance of Debt 1,425 -3,263 639 1,291 4,654 -1,663 -702 -416 239 -2,541 Net Issuance of Preferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dividends -1,278 -574 -1,264 -619 -1,367 -146 0 0 0 0 Other Financing -24 -33 -6 -8 52 -61 279 -60 130 456 Cash from Financing 148 -3,807 -588 720 3,364 -1,842 -422 -476 368 -2,085
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