“The decision to expand our share repurchase program reflects the confidence of both management and our board of directors in the long-term opportunity for PTC," commented Dick Harrison, President and CEO. “Our strong balance sheet and cash position allow us to expand our repurchase program in addition to investing in certain strategic initiatives, continuing to pay down the $89 million outstanding on our revolving credit facility, while leaving adequate liquidity for acquisitions in fiscal 2009. We believe this repurchase program, in conjunction with our other investments, is a prudent use of capital and reaffirms our commitment to building shareholder value over the long term.”
For the quarter ended September 30, 2008 PTC’s diluted weighted average shares outstanding were 118.8 million. PTC also had $257 million in cash and equivalents and an additional $141 million available under its revolving credit facility.
The Company intends to repurchase shares in the open market from time to time, as business conditions warrant. All repurchased shares will be cancelled. The share repurchase will be funded through cash from operations and/or existing cash. The repurchase program is subject to certain conditions, including daily volume limitations. The program does not obligate PTC to acquire any particular amount of common stock and the program may be modified or suspended at any time at the Company's discretion.
As of November 25, 2008, PTC has repurchased approximately 586,000 shares at a cost of $8.6 million under the current authorization, of which approximately 301,000 shares at a cost of $3.3M have been purchased since the beginning of FY’09. The current authorization will expire on May 14, 2009.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC - News) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 50,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com.
Statements in this news release that are not historical facts, including statements about our confidence in PTC’s long-term opportunity and our ability to make investments in our business, pay down our outstanding debt, engage in acquisitions and repurchase shares in 2009, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the possibility that current economic conditions could cause our customers to reduce or forego investment in our solutions and/or could negatively impact our ability to collect receivables due from our customers, either of which would negatively impact our cash from operations and thereby reduce amounts available to invest in our business initiatives, including share repurchases and the other business initiatives described in this news release. Other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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