|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
(12) Stockholders’ Equity
Liberty’s preferred stock is issuable, from time to time, with such designations, preferences and relative participating, optional or other rights, qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, as shall be stated and expressed in a resolution or resolutions providing for the issue of such preferred stock adopted by Liberty’s board of directors. As of December 31, 2017, no shares of preferred stock were issued.
As discussed in note 2, on April 15, 2016, the Company completed the Recapitalization of its common stock into three new tracking stock groups, one designated as the Liberty SiriusXM common stock, one designated as the Liberty Braves common stock and one designated as the Liberty Media common stock. As further discussed in note 2, the Liberty Media common stock was renamed Liberty Formula One common stock on January 24, 2017 shortly after the Second Closing. The operating results prior to the Recapitalization are attributed to Liberty stockholders in the aggregate, and the operating results subsequent to the Recapitalization are attributed to the respective tracking stock groups.
As discussed in note 1, on July 23, 2014, holders of Series A and Series B Liberty Media Corporation common stock received a dividend of two shares of Series C Liberty Media Corporation common stock for each share of Series A or Series B Liberty Media Corporation common stock held by them as of July 7, 2014.
Series A Liberty SiriusXM, Liberty Braves and Liberty Formula One common stock have one vote per share, Series B Liberty SiriusXM, Liberty Braves and Liberty Formula One common stock have ten votes per share and Series C Liberty SiriusXM, Liberty Braves and Liberty Formula One common stock have no votes per share except as otherwise required by Delaware law. Each share of Series B common stock is exchangeable at the option of the holder for one share of Series A common stock of the same group. All series of our common stock participate on an equal basis with respect to dividends and distributions.
Purchases of Common Stock
During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company repurchased 9.2 million shares of Series A and Series C Liberty Media Corporation common stock for aggregate cash consideration of $350 million under the authorized repurchase program. All of the foregoing shares obtained have been retired and returned to the status of authorized and available for issuance.
There were no repurchases of Liberty common stock made pursuant to the Company’s authorized repurchase program during the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2017.
Dividends Declared by Subsidiary
On October 26, 2016, SIRIUS XM’S board of directors declared the first quarterly dividend on SIRIUS XM common stock in the amount of $0.01 per share of common stock to stockholders of record on November 9, 2016. The dividend was paid in cash on November 30, 2016 in the amount of $48 million, of which Liberty received $32 million.
During the year ended December 31, 2017, SIRIUS XM declared a cash dividend each quarter, and has paid in cash an aggregate amount of $190 million, of which Liberty has received $130 million. SIRIUS XM’s board of directors expects to declare regular quarterly dividends, in an aggregate annual amount of $0.044 per share of common stock. On January 23, 2018, SIRIUS XM’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.011 per share of common stock, payable on February 28, 2018 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 7, 2018.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef