|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 24, 2017
Stock Repurchase Program. On March 9, 2015, the Company announced a stock repurchase program authorizing it to repurchase up to $15 billion of the Company’s common stock. The stock repurchase program has no expiration date. During fiscal 2015, the Company entered into two accelerated share repurchase agreements (ASR Agreements) with two financial institutions under which the Company paid an aggregate of $5.0 billion to the financial institutions and received from them a total of 78,276,000 shares of the Company’s common stock based on the average daily volume weighted-average stock price of the Company’s common stock during the respective terms of the ASR Agreements, less a discount. The shares were retired and recorded as a reduction to stockholders’ equity.
During fiscal 2017, 2016 and 2015, the Company repurchased and retired an additional 22,792,000, 73,782,000 and 94,159,000 shares of common stock, respectively, for $1.3 billion, $3.9 billion and $6.2 billion, respectively, before commissions. To reflect share repurchases in the consolidated balance sheet, the Company (i) reduces common stock for the par value of the shares, (ii) reduces paid-in capital for the amount in excess of par to zero during the quarter in which the shares are repurchased and (iii) records the residual amount to retained earnings. At September 24, 2017, $1.6 billion remained authorized for repurchase under the Company’s stock repurchase program.
Dividends. On October 10, 2017, the Company announced a cash dividend of $0.57 per share on the Company’s common stock, payable on December 15, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 29, 2017. Dividends charged to retained earnings in fiscal 2017, 2016 and 2015 were as follows (in millions, except per share data):
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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