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Broadcom Ltd (NAS:AVGO)
Cash Flow from Financing
$7,151 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, Broadcom Ltd received $61 Mil more from issuing new shares than it paid to buy back shares. It spent $118 Mil paying down its debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $431 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $107 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Broadcom Ltd spent $595 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.

Broadcom Ltd's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Oct. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=295+8193+0+-750+-34
=7,704

Broadcom Ltd'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
=61+-118+0+-431+-107
=-595

Broadcom Ltd Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was 9457 (Apr. 2016 ) + -1469 (Jul. 2016 ) + -242 (Oct. 2016 ) + -595 (Jan. 2017 ) = $7,151 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.

Broadcom Ltd's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $61 Mil. Broadcom Ltd received $61 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.

Broadcom Ltd's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $-118 Mil. Broadcom Ltd spent $118 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.

Broadcom Ltd's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $0 Mil. Broadcom Ltd 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.

Broadcom Ltd's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $-431 Mil. Broadcom Ltd spent $431 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Broadcom Ltd's other financing for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $-107 Mil. Broadcom Ltd spent $107 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.

Broadcom Ltd Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
Net Issuance of Stock -2-729828-23-666112241295
Net Issuance of Debt -108-202-115-366-230005,588-1,8178,193
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0000-86-137-198-284-408-750
Other Financing -4-1033923-87125-34
Cash from Financing -114-210183-335-336-194-1695,329-1,8597,704

Broadcom Ltd Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
Net Issuance of Stock 385179565572107387861
Net Issuance of Debt 0-12-605-1,188-12-119,623-1,306-113-118
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -81-89-99-104-116-122-204-211-213-431
Other Financing 242050322319-69106-107
Cash from Financing -19-30-575-1,204-50-429,457-1,469-242-595
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