Apple introduced lately in a press release out dividends to shareholders return. Somewhere in the fourth quarter of fiscal year after July 1, Apple will pay shareholders $ 2.65 per share. From September 2012, Apple's total $ 10 billion to buy back shares. The total plan will total 45 billion dollars.
Subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, the Company plans to initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share sometime in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2012, which begins on July 1, 2012.
Additionally, the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized a $10 billion share repurchase program commencing in the Company’s fiscal 2013, which begins on September 30, 2012. The repurchase program is expected to be executed over three years, with the primary objective of neutralizing the impact of dilution from future employee equity grants and employee stock purchase programs.
“We have used some of our cash to make great investments in our business through increased research and development, acquisitions, new retail store openings, strategic prepayments and capital expenditures in our supply chain, and building out our infrastructure. You’ll see more of all of these in the future,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Even with these investments, we can maintain
a war chest for strategic opportunities and have plenty of cash to run our business. So we are going to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program.”
“Combining dividends, share repurchases, and cash used to net-share-settle vesting RSUs, we anticipate utilizing approximately $45 billion of domestic cash in the first three years of our programs,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “We are extremely confident in our future and see tremendous opportunities ahead.”
The repurchase of shares over a period of three years to happen. In this way, Apple is hoping the share price high.
The dividend payments to shareholders ensures that Apple's kapitaaal no longer remains unspent. Previously stated Tim Cook, Apple still holds a lot more money than is actually needed to keep the business going. According to Cook, Apple has nevertheless used his money for good investments:
We have overused some of our cash to make great investments in our business through Increased research and development, acquisitions, new retail store openings, strategic prepayments and capital expenditures in our supply chain, and building out our infrastructure. You'll see more of all or thesis in the future.
Although Apple spends a considerable amount of dividends and stock buybacks, the company holds more than half of its capital. This would, according to Cook enough for possible investments in the future.
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