What is a buyback?

A buyback, also known as a repurchase, is the purchase by a company of a portion of its outstanding shares that reduces the number of its shares on the open market. This increases the EPS (earnings per share), all else being equal. It is usually looked upon favorably, as management usually look to repurchase shares when they think they are undervalued.

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Latest ASX share buybacks
Company AnnouncedTime periodShares to buy back
Adacel Technologies (ASX:ADA)29/12/2011/01/21-10/01/2210% of issue
Keybridge Capital (ASX:KBC)10/12/2025/12/20-9/12/21Max 19.7m
Healius (ASX:HLS)9/12/2029/12/20-28/12/21up $200m worth
Elanor Funds (ASX:ERF)8/12/2022/12/20-21/12/2110% of issue
Magellan Global (ASX:MGF)30/11/2030/11/20-29/11/21Max 124,162,911
Ampol (ASX:ALD)23/11/2025/11/20-1/2/21Approx. $300m
Future First Tech.(ASX:FFT)13/11/2017/11/20-9/12/20Max 200 million
Eildon Capital (ASX:EDC)13/11/2012 monthsMax 10 million
IVE Group (ASX:IGL)12/11/201/12/20-30/11/2110% of issue
BSA Limited (ASX:BSA)5/11/2019/11/20-19/11/2110% of issue
Intega Group (ASX:ITG)29/10/2013/11/20-13/11/21up to 44,526,640
Yellow Brick Road (ASX:YBR)7/09/2025/9/20-24/9/21up to 26,430,072
Orora (ASX:ORA)20/08/2014/9/20-30/6/21up to 96.5 million
VGI Partners (ASX:VG1)18/08/202/9/20-2/9/21up to 40,692,105