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Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO)
Cash Flow from Financing
$-5,210 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, Novo Nordisk A/S paid $610 Mil more to buy back shares than it received from issuing new shares. It received $0 Mil from issuing more debt. It paid $0 Mil more to buy back preferred shares than it received from issuing preferred shares. It spent $1,646 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders. It received $283 Mil on other financial activities. In all, Novo Nordisk A/S spent $1,973 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S'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
=-2135.01786626+0+0+-3378.99154898+4.54747350886E-13
=-5,514

Novo Nordisk A/S'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
=-610.325938493+0+0+-1645.93906805+282.94969304
=-1,973

Novo Nordisk A/S Cash Flow from Financing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -969.491013442 (Jun. 2016 ) + -1686.85042928 (Sep. 2016 ) + -580.653394589 (Dec. 2016 ) + -1973.3153135 (Mar. 2017 ) = $-5,210 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S's net issuance of stock for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-610 Mil. Novo Nordisk A/S paid $610 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S's net issuance of debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0 Mil. Novo Nordisk A/S received $0 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S's net issuance of preferred for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0 Mil. Novo Nordisk A/S 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S's cash flow for dividends for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-1,646 Mil. Novo Nordisk A/S spent $1,646 Mil paying cash dividends to shareholders.

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

Novo Nordisk A/S's other financing for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $283 Mil. Novo Nordisk A/S received $283 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Net Issuance of Stock -898-803-1,252-1,565-1,875-2,092-2,559-2,430-2,509-2,135
Net Issuance of Debt -4-2800-90-880000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends -434-507-715-781-1,008-1,361-1,785-1,966-1,883-3,379
Other Financing 11-00000-0-00
Cash from Financing -1,336-1,337-1,967-2,345-2,973-3,542-4,344-4,396-4,392-5,514

Novo Nordisk A/S Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Net Issuance of Stock -642-551-596-751-649-561-545-542-581-610
Net Issuance of Debt 0000000000
Net Issuance of Preferred 0000000000
Dividends 0-1,872000-2,4230-1,1450-1,646
Other Financing 0339-35200420-42500283
Cash from Financing -642-2,083-948-751-649-2,564-969-1,687-581-1,973
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