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Gouverneur Bancorp Inc (OTCPK:GOVB)
Shares Outstanding
2.30 Mil (As of Jun. 2008)

Shares outstanding are shares that have been authorized, issued, and purchased by investors and are held by them. Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 was 2.30 Mil.

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's quarterly shares outstanding declined from Mar. 2008 (2.37 Mil) to Jun. 2008 (2.30 Mil). It means Gouverneur Bancorp Inc bought back shares from Mar. 2008 to Jun. 2008 .

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's annual shares outstanding increased from Sep. 2006 (2.28 Mil) to Sep. 2007 (2.30 Mil). It means Gouverneur Bancorp Inc issued new shares from Sep. 2006 to Sep. 2007 .


Definition

Shares outstanding are shares that have been authorized, issued, and purchased by investors and are held by them. They have voting rights and represent ownership in the corporation by the person that holds the shares. They should be distinguished from treasury shares, which are shares held by the corporation itself, having no exercisable rights.

Shares outstanding can be calculated as either basic or fully diluted. The fully diluted shares outstanding count includes diluting securities, such as options, warrants or convertibles.


Explanation

A company may buy back shares or issue shares in any fiscal period. If a company buys back shares, we should observe that the total number of shares decline. If the company issues new shares, the number of shares outstanding increases.

If a company buys back shares, we should also observe negative number for Net Issuance of Stock in its cash flow statement. If a company issues shares, we will observe positive number of Net Issuance of Stock.


Be Aware

Usually the presence of treasury shares and a history of buyback are good indicators that company has competitive advantage. But studies have shown that companies usually buy back at wrong time. Buying back shares below its intrinsic value increases value for remaining shareholders. Buying back overvalued shares destroys value for existing shareholders.


Related Terms

Net Issuance of Stock, Buy Back Rate


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc Annual Data

Sep98Sep99Sep00Sep01Sep02Sep03Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07
Shares Outstanding 0.004.002.272.192.212.282.262.242.282.30

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc Quarterly Data

Mar06Jun06Sep06Dec06Mar07Jun07Sep07Dec07Mar08Jun08
Shares Outstanding 2.272.322.292.402.292.232.292.392.372.30
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