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Alphabet Inc  (NAS:GOOGL) Cash Flow from Financing: $-15,344 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2019)

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. 2019, Alphabet Inc paid $2,978 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 received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $1,175 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Alphabet Inc spent $4,183 Mil on financial activities for the three months ended in Mar. 2019.


Historical Data

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

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Alphabet Inc Annual Data

Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Cash Flow from Financing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2,087.00 -4,225.00 -8,332.00 -8,298.00 -13,179.00

Alphabet Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19
Cash Flow from Financing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2,018.00 -4,937.00 -3,478.00 -2,746.00 -4,183.00

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.

Alphabet Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as:

Alphabet Inc's Cash from Financing for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 is

Cash Flow from Financing(Q: Mar. 2019 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred Stock+Cash Flow for Dividends+Other Financing
=-2978+-30+{NetIssuanceofpreferred_last}}+0+-1175
=-4,183

Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was -4937 (Jun. 2018 ) + -3478 (Sep. 2018 ) + -2746 (Dec. 2018 ) + -4183 (Mar. 2019 ) = $-15,344 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.

Alphabet Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $-2,978 Mil. Alphabet Inc paid $2,978 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.

Alphabet Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $-30 Mil. Alphabet Inc spent $30 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.

Alphabet Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $0 Mil. Alphabet 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.

Alphabet Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $0 Mil. Alphabet Inc received $0 Mil from paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Alphabet Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $-1,175 Mil. Alphabet Inc spent $1,175 Mil on other financial activities.


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