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Best Buy Co Inc  (NYSE:BBY) Cash Flow from Financing: \$-1,336 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 Jul. 2017, Best Buy Co Inc paid \$348 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 \$103 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent \$1 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Best Buy Co Inc spent \$461 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Jul. 2017.

Historical Data

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

Best Buy Co Inc Annual Data

 Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Cash Flow from Financing -211.00 319.00 -223.00 -1,515.00 -1,404.00

Best Buy Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Cash Flow from Financing -321.00 -245.00 -217.00 -413.00 -461.00

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.

Best Buy Co Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 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 = -527 + -394 + 0 + -505 + 22 = -1,404

Best Buy Co Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is

 Cash Flow from Financing (Q: Jul. 2017 ) = Net Issuance of Stock + Net Issuance of Debt + Net Issuance of Preferred Stock + Cash Flow for Dividends + Other Financing = -348 + -9 + {NetIssuanceofpreferred_last}} + -103 + -1 = -461

Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was -245 (Oct. 2016 ) + -217 (Jan. 2017 ) + -413 (Apr. 2017 ) + -461 (Jul. 2017 ) = \$-1,336 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was \$-348 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc paid \$348 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was \$-9 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc spent \$9 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was \$0 Mil. Best Buy Co 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.

Best Buy Co Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was \$-103 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc spent \$103 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Best Buy Co Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was \$-1 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc spent \$1 Mil on other financial activities.

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