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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIAB)
Cash from Financing
$-2,494 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

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 Jun. 2015, Viacom Inc paid $42 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $75 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $132 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $30 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Viacom Inc spent $279 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jun. 2015.


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.

Viacom Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Sep. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-3529+884+0+-541+86
=-3,100

Viacom Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Jun. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-42+-75+0+-132+-30
=-279

Viacom Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was -987 (Sep. 2014 ) + 193 (Dec. 2014 ) + -1421 (Mar. 2015 ) + -279 (Jun. 2015 ) = $-2,494 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.

Viacom Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $-42 Mil. Viacom Inc paid $42 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.

Viacom Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $-75 Mil. Viacom Inc spent $75 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.

Viacom Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $0 Mil. Viacom 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.

Viacom Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $-132 Mil. Viacom Inc spent $132 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Viacom Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $-30 Mil. Viacom Inc spent $30 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.

Viacom Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Net Issuance of Stock 00-2,282-2,039-1,275-8-2,450-2,809-4,664-3,529
Net Issuance of Debt 05,3401,134376-156-1,3036298013,732884
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0-5,400-206-17000-417-554-555-541
Other Financing 0-1,1923421-124-771114932886
Cash from Financing 0-1,251-1,013-1,831-1,555-1,388-2,227-2,413-1,159-3,100

Viacom Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Net Issuance of Stock -698-696-2,570-970-860-851-848-754-752-42
Net Issuance of Debt 54202,94801,485-6010990-525-75
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0-134-144-2710-130-140-137-136-132
Other Financing 577224-263675194-8-30
Cash from Financing -99-823458-1,267661-1,507-987193-1,421-279
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