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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-18,929 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2017)

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 Jan. 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid $2,044 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $3,987 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,534 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $229 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $7,794 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jan. 2017.


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. 2017 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Jan. 2017 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-8298+-3591+0+-6216+-824
=-18,929

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Jan. 2017 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-2044+-3987+0+-1534+-229
=-7,794

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was -5432 (Apr. 2016 ) + -5782 (Jul. 2016 ) + 79 (Oct. 2016 ) + -7794 (Jan. 2017 ) = $-18,929 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 Jan. 2017 was $-2,044 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid $2,044 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 Jan. 2017 was $-3,987 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $3,987 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 Jan. 2017 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 Jan. 2017 was $-1,534 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $1,534 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 Jan. 2017 was $-229 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $229 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 local exchange's currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
Net Issuance of Stock -7,691-3,521-7,712-14,776-6,298-7,600-6,683-1,015-4,112-8,298
Net Issuance of Debt 4,477-2,918-1,8667,8193,4851,4873,015-5,018-3,158-3,591
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -3,586-3,746-4,217-4,437-5,048-5,361-6,139-6,185-6,294-6,216
Other Financing -334267-396-634-597-472-982-2,853-2,558-824
Cash from Financing -7,134-9,918-14,191-12,028-8,458-11,946-10,789-15,071-16,122-18,929

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
Net Issuance of Stock -820-280-1,003-437-2,392-2,735-2,117-1,402-2,044
Net Issuance of Debt 1,827-4,412-1,613-1,2301,999-2,314-821-1,9323,149-3,987
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -1,545-1,546-1,579-1,578-1,571-1,566-1,573-1,560-1,549-1,534
Other Financing -303-255-223-1,268-476-591-303-173-119-229
Cash from Financing -103-6,213-3,695-5,079-485-6,863-5,432-5,78279-7,794
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