Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Equity [Abstract]  
Our Board of Directors has authorized a program that permits us to repurchase our common stock, including increases in the authorized repurchase amount of $2.00 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and $6.00 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022. The stock repurchase program has no expiration date and may be suspended at any time. The intent of the program is, in part, to mitigate the potential dilutive impact related to our equity incentive plans and shares issued in connection with our ESPP as well as to return excess cash to our stockholders. Any and all share repurchase transactions are subject to market conditions and applicable legal requirements.
On June 23, 2022, the Company executed accelerated share repurchase agreements (“ASR Agreements”) with two financial institutions to repurchase shares of our common stock in exchange for an upfront payment of $3.00 billion. The Company received initial deliveries totaling approximately 6.5 million shares in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, which represented 70% of the prepayment amount at the then prevailing market price of the Company’s shares of stock. The value of the shares yet to be delivered to the Company for the remainder of the upfront payment of $0.90 billion was recorded as an unsettled forward contract, classified within stockholders’ equity. The delivery of any remaining shares would occur at the final settlement of the transactions under the ASR Agreements, which is scheduled for the second quarter of fiscal 2023. The total number of shares received under the ASR Agreements will be based on the volume-weighted average prices of the Company’s stock during the term of the ASR Agreements, less an agreed-upon discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Agreements. No shares were returned to us under the ASR Agreements in the quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Under the authoritative guidance, share repurchases are recognized as a reduction to retained earnings to the extent available, with any excess recognized as a reduction of capital in excess of par value.
As of September 30, 2022, an aggregate of $3.14 billion was available for repurchase under the stock repurchase program.
Share repurchases for the indicated periods (based on the trade date of the applicable repurchase) were as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,
(In thousands) 2022 2021
Number of shares of common stock repurchased 257  1,190 
Total cost of repurchases $ 89,616  $ 399,677