Micron Technology Inc. will pay a dividend of 10 cents a share, beginning October.
The semiconductor company’s first dividend payout is scheduled for Oct. 18 for shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 1.
“Micron’s remarkable transformation over the last several years has put the company in an outstanding position, with technology leadership, a robust product portfolio, enhanced profitability, and a strong, investment grade balance sheet,” Chief Executive Sanjay Mehrotra said in a statement. According to Mehrotra, a common stock dividend indicates confidence in Micron's future and a “commitment to creating compelling value for shareholders.”
The company’s most recent quarterly report reveals that it has bought back $4 billion in stock and retired 90 million shares at an average price of $42 per share in a program that began in May 2018.