|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 28, 2019
|Shareholders' Equity||Shareholders’ Equity
At September 28, 2019 and September 29, 2018, there were 80,000,000 shares of common stock ($0.01 par value) authorized, of which 11,543,969 and 12,145,135, respectively, were outstanding, and 100,000,000 shares of non-voting Class A common stock ($0.01 par value) authorized, of which 42,968,493 and 43,953,265, respectively, were outstanding. The preferences and relative rights of the Class A common stock are identical to common stock in all respects, except that the Class A common stock generally has no voting rights unless otherwise required by Delaware law.
There are 3,000,000 shares of Class B stock ($0.01 par value) authorized, of which 1,652,262 were outstanding at September 28, 2019 and September 29, 2018. The voting powers, preferences and relative rights of the Class B stock are identical to common stock in all respects except that (i) the holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share and the holders of Class B stock are entitled to the lesser of ten votes per share or 49% of the total votes cast, (ii) stock dividends on common stock may be paid only in shares of common stock and stock dividends on Class B stock may be paid only in shares of Class B stock and (iii) shares of Class B stock have certain conversion rights and are subject to certain restrictions on ownership and transfer. Each share of Class B stock is convertible into one share of common stock, at the option of the holder. Additional shares of Class B stock may only be issued with majority approval of the holders of the common stock and Class B stock, voting as separate classes.
There are 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock ($0.01 par value) authorized, of which none were outstanding at September 28, 2019 and September 29, 2018.
In August 2018, the Company closed an underwritten public offering of its Class A common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3. The Company issued and sold an aggregate of 5,500,000 shares of common stock under the registration statement at a public offering price of $37.00 per share, including 550,000 shares issued upon exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $195.6 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company.
During fiscal 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a $100 million share repurchase program, in part, to minimize the dilutive impact of the Company’s stock-based equity compensation programs over time, which was fully utilized in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. During fiscal 2019, the Company repurchased approximately 0.6 million shares of its voting common stock (CENT) on the open market at an aggregate cost of approximately $14.7 million, or approximately $24.41 per share, and approximately 1.8 million shares of its non-voting common stock (CENTA) on the open market at an aggregate cost of approximately $43.4 million, or $24.69 per share.
In August 2019, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program to purchase up to $100 million of its common stock (the "2019 Repurchase Authorization"). The 2019 Repurchase Authorization has no fixed expiration date and expires when the amount authorized has been used or the Board withdraws its authorization. As of September 28, 2019, the Company had $100 million remaining under its 2019 Repurchase Authorization.
In February 2019, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to make supplemental purchases to minimize dilution resulting from issuances under its equity compensation plans (the "Equity Dilution Authorization"). In addition to the Company's regular share repurchase program, it is permitted to purchase annually a number of shares equal to the number of shares of restricted stock or stock options granted in the prior fiscal year, to the extent not already repurchased, and the current fiscal year. The Equity Dilution Authorization has no fixed expiration date and expires when the Board withdraws its authorization. As of September 28, 2019, the Company had authorization remaining from the fiscal 2019 and 2018 equity plan activity to repurchase up to 1.2 million shares under its Equity Dilution Authorization.
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.
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