Apple kündigt Dividende und Aktienrückkauf an

Am  heutigen Conference Call gab das Apple Management eine Dividendenzahlung sowie ein Aktienrückkaufprogramm bekannt:

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.

Es ist die erste Dividende welche Apple seit 1995 zahlt. Zusätzlich dazu wird Apple eigene Aktien um Umfang von rund 10 Milliarden US $ kaufen.

Für Dividendenzahlungen und Aktienrückkauf sind in den nächsten 3 Jahren 45 Milliarden $ reserviert. (via)

Notizen vom Conference Call:

Tim Cook: ”We are participating in some very large and growing markets and seeing significant opportunities”

“We’re off to an amazing start with iPad”

Gartner estimates that tablet market will be 325 million units by 2015.

Distribution: own stores including 40 this fiscal year.

Cook: “We have thought very deeply and very carefully about our cash balance”

“Innovation is the most important objective at Apple and we will not lose sight of that.”

“We will review our dividen and share purchase plans periodically”

Peter Oppenheimer: “Our business is performing extremely well”

“As Tim said, there’s plenty of cash to run the business

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