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Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)
Cash from Financing
$481 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2015, Williams Companies Inc received $59 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It received $901 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $718 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $267 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Williams Companies Inc spent $25 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Dec. 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.

Williams Companies Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=86+2950+0+-2778+223
=481

Williams Companies Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Dec. 2015 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=59+901+0+-718+-267
=-25

Williams Companies Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 188 (Mar. 2015 ) + 295 (Jun. 2015 ) + 23 (Sep. 2015 ) + -25 (Dec. 2015 ) = $481 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. 2015 was $59 Mil. Williams Companies Inc received $59 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. 2015 was $901 Mil. Williams Companies Inc received $901 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. 2015 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. 2015 was $-718 Mil. Williams Companies Inc spent $718 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. 2015 was $-267 Mil. Williams Companies Inc spent $267 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 898-137-800818494,1091,8373,47186
Net Issuance of Debt 522-12295622508632,0188426,0652,950
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -207-233-372-385-429-671-1,091-1,471-2,252-2,778
Other Financing -110-1911-11-66-5830469317223
Cash from Financing 1,103-511-432166573-3425,0361,6777,601481

Williams Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Net Issuance of Stock 1,2074143,3946121011659
Net Issuance of Debt -3408481,2713,438600756808932309901
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -370-405-423-440-632-757-662-676-722-718
Other Financing 491366735142733228430-267
Cash from Financing 5465839296,4271717418829523-25
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