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Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE:TIE)
Shares Outstanding
175 Mil (As of Sep. 2012)

Shares outstanding are shares that have been authorized, issued, and purchased by investors and are held by them. Titanium Metals Corporation's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 175 Mil.

Titanium Metals Corporation's quarterly shares outstanding declined from Jun. 2012 (175 Mil) to Sep. 2012 (175 Mil). It means Titanium Metals Corporation bought back shares from Jun. 2012 to Sep. 2012 .

Titanium Metals Corporation's annual shares outstanding declined from Dec. 2010 (180 Mil) to Dec. 2011 (178 Mil). It means Titanium Metals Corporation bought back shares from Dec. 2010 to Dec. 2011 .


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.

Titanium Metals Corporation Annual Data

Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11
Shares Outstanding 126127145182184184183181180178

Titanium Metals Corporation Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
Shares Outstanding 181180180180180177175175175175
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