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 favourably, as management look to repurchase shares when they think they are undervalued.

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Latest ASX share buybacks
Company AnnouncedTime periodShares to buy back
Yellow Brick Road Holdings (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 shares
AMP Limited (ASX: AMP)13/08/207/9/20-30/7/20up to $200 million worth
8VI Holdings (ASX: 8VI)28/7/20up to 30/7/21up to 2,027,281
Timah Resources (ASX: TML)28/7/2017/8/20-16/8/21up to 1,000,000
Fatfish Blockchain (ASX: FFG)30/6/2014/7/20-14/7/21up to 60 m
InvestSMART (ASX: INV)25/06/2015/6/20-14/6/21up to 6,600,000
KKR Credit Income Fund (ASX: KKC)1/6/2016/6/20-13/11/20up to 37 million units
Eildon Capital (ASX: EDC)20/04/20off-marketup to 4,548,339
Qualitas Real Estate (ASX: QRI)8/4/208/4/20-7/4/21up to 22,549,719
Platinum Capital (ASX: PMC)8/4/2023/4/20-22/4/21up to 29,048,517
Platinum Asia Investments (ASX: PAI)8/4/2023/4/20-33/4/21up to 36,375,097
Swick Mining Services (ASX: SWK)7/4/2027/4/20-27/4/21up to 23,145,082
Pro Medicus (ASX: PME)30/3/201/4/20-31/3/21up to 10,394,683
Forager Australian Shares (ASX: FOR)24/3/2012 monthsup to 11,384,383
Servcorp (ASX: SRV)18/3/202/4/20-2/9/20up to 3m shares
Viva Energy (ASX: VEA)18/3/202/4/20-2/4/21up to $680 million worth
Centerpoint Alliance (ASX: CAF)11/03/2012 monthsup to 10% of issue
Tribeca Natural Resources (ASX: TGF)26/2/2012/3/20-12/3/21up to 6,300,000