What is the balance sheet impact of Crocs’ repurchase of its own shares of stock?

crocs1At the end of December 2013, Crocs Inc. announced that Blackstone Group is investing $200 million into the footwear company in the form of a preferred stock purchase.

Crocs plans to use the $200 million plus another $150 million of cash it already has on hand to repurchase its own common shares during the first quarter of 2014.

Assume that a share of Crocs common stock in the first quarter of 2014 has an average market price of $16.54.  Crocs common stock has a par value of $0.001 per share.


  1. How many common stock shares will Crocs be able to repurchase in the first quarter of 2014 with the $200 million invested by Blackstone Group?
  2. For the sake of this exercise, assume that all of the shares are repurchased on February 1, 2014.  Write the journal entry to recognize this repurchase.
  3. What is the impact of this common stock repurchase on Crocs’ assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity?

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About Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CSCA, CGMA

Dr. Wendy Tietz is a professor of accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA. She is also a textbook author with Pearson Education.

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