Capital Stock (Notes)
|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 29, 2020
|Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]|
|Capital Stock||Capital Stock
Stock Repurchase Program. On July 26, 2018, we announced a stock repurchase program authorizing us to repurchase up to $30 billion of our common stock.
In the six months ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019, we repurchased and retired 29.3 million and 16.8 million shares for $2.3 billion and $1.0 billion, respectively, before commissions. To reflect share repurchases in the consolidated balance sheet, we (i) reduce common stock for the par value of the shares, (ii) reduce paid-in capital for the amount in excess of par to zero during the quarter in which the shares are repurchased and (iii) record the residual amount, if any, to retained earnings. At March 29, 2020, $4.7 billion remained authorized for repurchase under our stock repurchase program. Subsequent to March 29, 2020, to maintain our financial liquidity position and flexibility, we suspended our stock repurchases, at least for the near-term, in light of COVID-19.
Dividends. On March 10, 2020, we announced a 5% increase in our quarterly dividend per share of common stock from $0.62 to $0.65, which is effective for dividends payable after March 26, 2020. On April 21, 2020, we announced a cash dividend of $0.65 per share on our common stock, payable on June 25, 2020 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 4, 2020.
Earnings Per Common Share. Basic earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the combination of the weighted-average number of dilutive common share equivalents, comprised of shares issuable under our share-based compensation plans and shares subject to accelerated share repurchase agreements, if any, and the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. The following table provides information about the diluted earnings per share calculation (in millions):
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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