Strategic Realignment Plan
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 27, 2015
|Strategic Realignment Plan [Abstract]|
|Strategic Realignment Plan||
Note 10. Strategic Realignment Plan
On July 22, 2015, the Company announced a Strategic Realignment Plan designed to improve execution, enhance financial performance and drive profitable growth as the Company works to create sustainable long-term value for stockholders. As part of this, among other actions, the Company is implementing a cost reduction plan, which includes a series of targeted reductions across the Company’s businesses, particularly in QCT, and a reduction to its annual share-based compensation grants. The Company expects these cost reduction initiatives to be fully implemented by the end of fiscal 2016. During fiscal 2015, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $170 million, including $125 million in severance costs, and restructuring-related charges of $20 million, primarily consisting of asset impairments. Restructuring and restructuring-related charges related to the Company’s Strategic Realignment Plan were included in other expenses (Note 2) in reconciling items (Note 8). In connection with this plan, the Company expects to incur total restructuring and restructuring-related charges of approximately $350 million to $450 million, which primarily consist of severance and consulting costs, and substantially all of which are expected to be settled in cash.
The restructuring accrual, a portion of which is included in payroll and other benefits related liabilities with the remainder included in other current liabilities, is expected to be substantially paid within the next 12 months. Changes in the restructuring accrual for fiscal 2015 were as follows (in millions):
The entire disclosure for restructuring and related activities. Description of restructuring activities such as exit and disposal activities, include facts and circumstances leading to the plan, the expected plan completion date, the major types of costs associated with the plan activities, total expected costs, the accrual balance at the end of the period, and the periods over which the remaining accrual will be settled.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef