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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Cash from Financing
$-16,640 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 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 Oct. 2014, Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid $82 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $1,827 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,607 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $241 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $103 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Oct. 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Jan. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-6683+3015+0+-6861+-488
=-11,017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Oct. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-82+1827+0+-1607+-241
=-103

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was -7782 (Jan. 2014 ) + -5177 (Apr. 2014 ) + -3578 (Jul. 2014 ) + -103 (Oct. 2014 ) = $-16,640 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $-82 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid $82 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $1,827 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc received $1,827 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $-1,607 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $1,607 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $-241 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $241 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
Net Issuance of Stock -4,549-3,580-1,718-7,691-3,521-7,712-14,776-6,298-7,600-6,683
Net Issuance of Debt 4,0414,017-924,477-2,918-1,8667,8193,4851,4873,015
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -2,214-2,511-2,802-3,586-3,746-4,217-4,437-5,048-5,775-6,861
Other Financing 113-348-227-334267-396-634-597-84-488
Cash from Financing -2,609-2,422-4,839-7,134-9,918-14,191-12,028-8,458-11,972-11,017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
Net Issuance of Stock -1,840-1,228-2,943-2,246-1,850-1,710-877-626-307-82
Net Issuance of Debt 3992,638-2,7733,3384714,347-5,141-1,184-1,2491,827
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,346-1,336-1,741-1,549-1,901-1,175-2,236-1,575-1,858-1,607
Other Financing -18410179-298159-821472-1,792-164-241
Cash from Financing -2,97184-7,278-755-3,121641-7,782-5,177-3,578-103
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