Mr. Bill Gates, please bring back just $10 billions from oversees to buy back shares
Do not have to bring back too much. Just 10 billions, pays about 2 billion tax, still have about 8 billions to use to buy back MSFT shares for cancellation. Buying back from an effective p/e of dirt cheap 5 will be the best thign to do at this point flr the cash. Keep a mountain of cash oversees do not make a lot of sense when the shares are trading at p/e 5.
Come on, do something average people will not do!!!!
MSFT dividend was increased by some 30% in 1011, then incresed by some 15% iin 2012, so we could be loking at a 15% increase for 2013, so we can have divideend at 4% for the curent share price. Sweet!!!!
How many big companies in the world have increse dividend this much each and every year, at 3.5%, not many!!!!