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Xilinx Inc (NAS:XLNX)
Shares Outstanding
288 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

Shares outstanding are shares that have been authorized, issued, and purchased by investors and are held by them. Xilinx Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 288 Mil.

Xilinx Inc's quarterly shares outstanding declined from Sep. 2013 (291 Mil) to Dec. 2013 (288 Mil). It means Xilinx Inc bought back shares from Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2013 .

Xilinx Inc's annual shares outstanding increased from Mar. 2012 (272 Mil) to Mar. 2013 (273 Mil). It means Xilinx Inc issued new shares from Mar. 2012 to Mar. 2013 .


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.

Xilinx Inc Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
Shares Outstanding 355358355344299277277268272273

Xilinx Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Shares Outstanding 268268273274270271275280291288
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