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Acuity Brands Inc  (NYSE:AYI) Cash Flow from Financing: \$-368 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 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 Nov. 2017, Acuity Brands Inc paid \$0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It spent {COMPANY->currency_symbol}{NetIssuanceofDebt_last_f} Mil paying down its debt. It paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent \$6 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent \$5 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Acuity Brands Inc spent \$11 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Nov. 2017.

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Acuity Brands Inc Annual Data

 Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Cash Flow from Financing 1.10 -6.30 -3.90 19.40 -371.40

Acuity Brands Inc Quarterly Data

 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Cash Flow from Financing -14.50 12.00 -363.30 -5.60 -10.80

Calculation

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.

Acuity Brands Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as:

 Cash Flow from Financing (A: {A1}) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred Stock + Cash Flow for Dividends + Other Financing = -357.9 + 1 + 0 + -22.7 + 8.2 = -371

Acuity Brands Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 is

 Cash Flow from Financing (Q: Nov. 2017 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred Stock + Cash Flow for Dividends + Other Financing = 0 + -0.1 + {NetIssuanceofpreferred_last}} + -5.5 + -5.2 = -11

Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2017 was 12 (Feb. 2017 ) + -363.3 (May. 2017 ) + -5.6 (Aug. 2017 ) + -10.8 (Nov. 2017 ) = \$-368 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.

Acuity Brands Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was \$0 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc 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.

Acuity Brands Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was \$-0 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc spent \$0 Mil paying down its debt.

3. Net Issuance of Preferred Stock:
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.

Acuity Brands Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was \$0 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc paid \$0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares.

4. Cash Flow for Dividends:
Cash flow for dividends refers to the payment of cash to shareholders as dividends when the company generates income.

Acuity Brands Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was \$-6 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc spent \$6 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Acuity Brands Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was \$-5 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc spent \$5 Mil on other financial activities.

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