NVIDIA To Return $1 Billion to Shareholders in Current Fiscal Year
NVIDIA recently announced that it will return $1 billion this fiscal year to shareholders in the form of stock buybacks and dividend payments, including $100 million in stock being repurchased this quarter. This will bring to $1.2 billion the total capital returned to shareholders since the company announced its quarterly dividend program in November 2012.
NVIDIA had previously disclosed the return of $200 million in capital to shareholders since November. This includes $100 million in shares repurchased in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 27, 2013 and $100 million in dividends paid in the current and previous quarters.
The return of a further $1 billion will largely be through a structured stock repurchase program, which includes the $100 million being repurchased in the current quarter. It also includes the company’s quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share, which has amounted to about $50 million a quarter.
“NVIDIA’s strategies are gaining traction in the market and make us confident in our ability to continue generating cash,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. “We are now broadening our program of giving back cash to our shareholders and plan to return a further $1 billion by the end of this fiscal year.”