Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
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 of common stock 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 common stock. The value of the shares to be delivered to the Company for the remainder of the upfront payment of $0.90 billion was recorded at that time as an unsettled forward contract, classified within stockholders’ equity. The total number of shares received under the ASR Agreements was based upon the volume weighted-average price of our common stock during the repurchase period, less an agreed-upon discount. Final settlement of the ASR Agreements occurred during the three months ended December 31, 2022, resulting in the delivery of 2.4 million additional shares, which yielded an average share price of $333.88 for the entire transaction.
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. In addition, as explained further in Note 13 “Income Taxes,” the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”) introduced a 1% excise tax imposed on certain stock repurchases by publicly traded companies made after December 31, 2022. The excise tax is recorded as part of the cost basis of treasury stock repurchased after December 31, 2022 and, as such, is included in stockholders’ equity.
As of March 31, 2023, an aggregate of $2.29 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 March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
(In thousands) 2023 2022 2023 2022
Number of shares of common stock repurchased 1,227  1,539  4,913  3,833 
Total cost of repurchases $ 482,712  $ 564,666  $ 943,310  $ 1,394,217