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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-29.8 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, Mercer International Inc paid $0.0 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $15.1 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0.0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $7.4 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It spent $6.0 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Mercer International Inc earned $1.6 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.

Mercer International Inc's Cash from Financing for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Cash from Financing(A: Dec. 2016 )
=Net Issuance of Stock+Net Issuance of Debt+Net Issuance of Preferred+Dividends+Other Financing
=0+-23.079+0+-29.733+-9.565
=-62.4

Mercer International Inc'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+15.055+0+-7.44+-6.045
=1.6

Mercer International Inc Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -13.804 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.642 (Sep. 2016 ) + -18.232 (Dec. 2016 ) + 1.57 (Mar. 2017 ) = $-29.8 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.

Mercer International Inc's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.0 Mil. Mercer International Inc paid $0.0 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.

Mercer International Inc's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $15.1 Mil. Mercer International Inc received $15.1 Mil from issuing more 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.

Mercer International Inc's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.0 Mil. Mercer International Inc paid $0.0 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.

Mercer International Inc's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-7.4 Mil. Mercer International Inc spent $7.4 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Mercer International Inc's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-6.0 Mil. Mercer International Inc spent $6.0 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.

Mercer International Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Net Issuance of Stock 0.40.00.00.0-10.60.00.053.90.00.0
Net Issuance of Debt -47.1-43.8-29.3-23.9-92.3-32.19.8-214.8-33.8-23.1
Net Issuance of Preferred 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Dividends 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0-7.4-29.7
Other Financing 1.80.410.215.820.02.55.4-14.8-15.4-9.6
Cash from Financing -44.8-43.5-19.1-8.2-82.9-29.715.2-175.8-56.7-62.4

Mercer International Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Net Issuance of Stock 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Net Issuance of Debt -167.81.0-2.2-12.9-19.7-23.10.07.7-7.715.1
Net Issuance of Preferred 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Dividends 0.00.00.00.00.0-7.4-7.4-7.4-7.4-7.4
Other Financing -21.4-0.2-7.4-0.6-14.6-0.5-6.40.4-3.1-6.0
Cash from Financing -189.20.7-9.6-13.5-34.3-31.0-13.80.6-18.21.6
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