Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2000

Dell Computer Corporation: Share Repurchase Program

by George C. Chacko and Luis M. Viceira

Abstract

Dell Computer Corp. announced a share repurchase program shortly after a significant stock price drop. In this announcement, the company also states that it will use options contracts. This case looks at the options transactions and how they relate to Dell's employee stock option program and the share repurchase program.

Keywords: Financial Strategy; Stock Options; Employee Stock Ownership Plan; Computer Industry;

Citation:

Chacko, George C., and Luis M. Viceira. "Dell Computer Corporation: Share Repurchase Program." Harvard Business School Case 200-056, March 2000.