Cash Flow From Financial Activities

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Subject Matter Experts

Updated on February 19, 2023

Financing activities are activities that result in changes in the size and composition of the equity capital and borrowings of the entity.

The separate disclosure of cash flows arising from financing activities is important because it is useful in predicting claims on future cash flows by providers of capital to the enterprise.

The following examples of cash flows might arise under these headings:

  • Cash proceeds from issuing shares
  • Cash payments to owners to acquire or redeem the enterprise's shares
  • Cash repayments of amounts borrowed

Cash Flow From Financial Activities is one of the categories of cash flow.

Learn more about Cash Flow from Investing Activities in this article: Cash Flow From Investing Activities

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About the Author

True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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