Capital Stock and Share Repurchase
|6 Months Ended|
Feb. 28, 2019
|Earnings Per Share [Abstract]|
|Capital Stock and Share Repurchase||
Note 11. Capital Stock and Share Repurchases
The Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of shares of the Company's common stock under publicly announced share repurchase programs. Since the inception of the initial share repurchase program in fiscal 2012, the Company has repurchased 20,439,434 shares of common stock for $617.7 million. As of February 28, 2019, the maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased under the programs is 7,560,566 shares. There were no share repurchases in the three and six months ended February 28, 2019.
The reconciliation between basic and diluted earnings per share is as follows (in thousands, except per share amounts):
(1) As a result of the impairment & divestiture and restructuring charges for the three month period ended February 28, 2018 and the six month periods ended February 28, 2019 and 2018, which caused net losses for these periods, shares from stock based compensation plans are excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share, as the result would be anti-dilutive.