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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Cash from Financing
$-15,453 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 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 Apr. 2014, Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid $626 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $1,184 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,575 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $1,792 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $5,177 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Apr. 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 Apr. 2014 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Apr. 2014 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-626+-1184+0+-1575+-1792
=-5,177

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was -3376 (Jul. 2013 ) + 882 (Oct. 2013 ) + -7782 (Jan. 2014 ) + -5177 (Apr. 2014 ) = $-15,453 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 Apr. 2014 was $-626 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid $626 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 Apr. 2014 was $-1,184 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $1,184 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Apr. 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 Apr. 2014 was $-1,575 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $1,575 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 Apr. 2014 was $-1,792 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $1,792 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 -4,549-3,580-1,718-7,691-3,521-7,276-14,776-6,298-7,600-6,683
Net Issuance of Debt 4,0414,017-924,477-2,918-1,8667,4563,1301,4873,015
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -2,214-2,511-2,802-3,586-3,746-4,217-4,437-5,048-5,361-6,861
Other Financing 113-348-227-334267-832-271-242-498-488
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

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
Net Issuance of Stock -1,589-1,840-1,228-2,943-2,246-1,850-1,710-877-626-307
Net Issuance of Debt 1,2233992,638-2,7733,3384714,347-5,141-1,184-1,249
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,352-1,346-1,336-1,327-1,549-1,543-1,533-2,236-1,575-1,858
Other Financing -89-18410-235-284-454-222472-1,792-164
Cash from Financing -1,807-2,97184-7,278-741-3,376882-7,782-5,177-3,578
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