These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 3, 2004.
(b) Related Shareholder Matters
In July 1999, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a plan for the Company to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock. During the fourth quarter of 2001, the Company entered into a forward purchase agreement to acquire 1.5 million shares of its common stock in September of 2003 at an average price of $16.64 per share for a total cost of $25.5 million. In August 2003, the Company settled this agreement prior to its maturity, at which time the Company's common stock had a fair value of $22.81. Since inception of the stock repurchase plan, the Company has repurchased a total of 6.55 million shares at a cost of $217 million. The Company was authorized to repurchase up to an additional $283 million of its common stock as of September 25, 2004. The Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004.
The following selected financial information has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements. The information set forth below is not necessarily indicative of results of future operations, and should be read in conjunction with Item 7, "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included in
Item 8 of this Form 10-K in order to fully understand factors that may affect the comparability of the information presented below.
Net gains before taxes related to the Company's non-current debt and equity investments of $4 million, $10 million, $75 million, and $367 million were recognized in 2004, 2003, 2001, and 2000, respectively. A net loss before taxes related to the Company's non-current debt and equity investments of $42 million was recognized in 2002. In 2002, the Company acquired Emagic resulting in a charge of approximately $1 million for acquired in-process technologies with no alternative future use. The Company recognized a similar charge of $11 million in 2001 related to its acquisition of PowerSchool. Net charges related to Company restructuring actions of $23 million, $26 million, $30 million, and $8 million were recognized in 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2000, respectively. During 2000, the Company recognized the cost of a special executive bonus for the Company's Chief Executive Officer for past services in the form of an aircraft with a total cost to the Company of approximately $90 million. In 2002, of the original $90 million accrual, $2 million remained unspent and was reversed. In 2003, settlement of the Company's forward stock purchase agreement resulted in a gain of $6 million. Favorable cumulative-effect type adjustments, net of taxes, of $1 million and $12 million were recognized in 2003 and 2001, respectively.
This section and other parts of this Form 10-K contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can also be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "believes," "plans," "predicts," and similar terms. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the Company's actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the subsection entitled "Factors That May Affect Future Results and Financial Condition" below. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in Item 8 of this Form 10-K. All information presented herein is based on the Company's fiscal calendar. The Company assumes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law.
(b) Related Shareholder Matters
This section and other parts of this Form 10-K contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can also