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Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG)
Cash from Financing
$-2,464 Mil (TTM As of May. 2014)

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 May. 2014, Walgreen Co paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $550 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $301 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $305 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Walgreen Co spent $546 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in May. 2014.


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.

Walgreen Co's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Aug. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-615+-300+0+-1040+459
=-1,496

Walgreen Co's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: May. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-550+0+-301+305
=-546

Walgreen Co Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2014 was -1520 (Aug. 2013 ) + -345 (Nov. 2013 ) + -53 (Feb. 2014 ) + -546 (May. 2014 ) = $-2,464 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.

Walgreen Co's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $0 Mil. Walgreen Co 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.

Walgreen Co's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $-550 Mil. Walgreen Co spent $550 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.

Walgreen Co's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $0 Mil. Walgreen Co 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.

Walgreen Co's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $-301 Mil. Walgreen Co spent $301 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Walgreen Co's other financing for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $305 Mil. Walgreen Co received $305 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.

Walgreen Co Annual Data

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
Net Issuance of Stock -154-604-350-797-294-279-1,756-2,028-1,191-615
Net Issuance of Debt 00214495456917-576-173,000-300
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -177-215-263-310-376-446-541-647-787-1,040
Other Financing 2914-14-13181117196250148459
Cash from Financing -302-804-413-626-33309-2,677-2,4421,170-1,496

Walgreen Co Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
Net Issuance of Stock -449-1760-50-66-451-48-20500
Net Issuance of Debt 003,0001,00000-1,30000-550
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -196-195-194-260-260-260-260-298-299-301
Other Financing 823438509322888158246305
Cash from Financing -563-3372,844740-233-483-1,520-345-53-546
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