cash flows from financing activities

Definition

An accounting of funds related to the financing of the company which is reported on the cash flow statement of a company's annual report. This is where the company reports the money that it took in and paid out in order to finance its activities. In other words, it calculates how much money the company spent or received from its stocks and bonds. This includes any dividend payments that the company made to its shareholders, any money that it made by selling new shares of stock to the public, any money it spent buying back shares of its stock from the public, any money it borrowed, and any money it used to repay money it had previously borrowed.

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You should always try and break down your cash flows from financing activities so you know if you are heading in the right direction.

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Peter recognized that the cash flows from financing activities was very great and he was pleased that his company was in such a solid position.

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Our company decided to pay out a special dividend after it became clear that our cash flows from financing activities would be significantly positive this year.

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