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Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-518 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2017, Ralph Lauren Corp paid $0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent $0 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $41 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $108 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Ralph Lauren Corp spent $149 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Mar. 2017 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=-215.2+-116.1+0+-164.8+-22
=-518

Ralph Lauren Corp's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is

Cash from Financing(Q: Mar. 2017 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-0.1+0+-40.8+-108.2
=-149

Ralph Lauren Corp Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -186 (Jun. 2016 ) + -41 (Sep. 2016 ) + -142 (Dec. 2016 ) + -149.1 (Mar. 2017 ) = $-518 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp paid $0 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-0 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp spent $0 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-41 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp spent $41 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Ralph Lauren Corp's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-108 Mil. Ralph Lauren Corp spent $108 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.

Ralph Lauren Corp Annual Data

Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15Mar16Mar17
Net Issuance of Stock -435-170-231-595-419-547-558-532-500-215
Net Issuance of Debt 161-204-12800031234181-116
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -21-20-25-39-74-128-149-158-170-165
Other Financing 3441771218580773517-22
Cash from Financing -261-352-306-513-408-595-599-421-473-518

Ralph Lauren Corp Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Net Issuance of Stock -101-150-169-130-100-101-115000
Net Issuance of Debt -97121-79274-115101-265-95-0
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -40-39-43-43-42-42-41-41-42-41
Other Financing 11-116-25-2-4-5-5-108
Cash from Financing -227-69-27599-252-45-186-41-142-149
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