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Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)
Cash from Financing
$1,677 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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 Dec. 2013, Williams Companies Inc received $4 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It received $848 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $405 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $136 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Williams Companies Inc earned $583 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 2013.


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.

Williams Companies Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2013 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=1837+842+0+-1471+469
=1,677

Williams Companies Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

Williams Companies Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 176 (Mar. 2013 ) + 372 (Jun. 2013 ) + 546 (Sep. 2013 ) + 583 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,677 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.

Williams Companies Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $4 Mil. Williams Companies Inc received $4 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back 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.

Williams Companies Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $848 Mil. Williams Companies Inc received $848 Mil from issuing more 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.

Williams Companies Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Williams Companies 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.

Williams Companies Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-405 Mil. Williams Companies Inc spent $405 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Williams Companies Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $136 Mil. Williams Companies Inc received $136 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.

Williams Companies Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock 21421898-137-800818494,1091,837
Net Issuance of Debt -3,192-188522-12295112508632,018842
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -49-164-207-233-372-385-429-671-1,091-1,471
Other Financing -285-32-110-191140-66-5830469
Cash from Financing -3,506371,103-511-432166573-3425,0361,677

Williams Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Net Issuance of Stock 5155161,4834951,61562421,2074
Net Issuance of Debt 76587-253454761,222-125459-340848
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -172-203-215-279-290-307-336-360-370-405
Other Financing 42-578-85-581327149136
Cash from Financing -49-1792681,5546762,538176372546583
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