I was looking through historical dividend payments and found a few where the values were reported as positive rather than negative. I am not sure if this is a data issue or my lack of understanding. Looking at some of the results (OKE for example) shows that the total outflows for these periods in question match reports on other sites (e.g. marketwatch.com and yahoo finance) leading me to believe I just have a misunderstanding.
Thus, if the values are correct, under what circumstances would dividends be positive cash flow for the company?