SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach (Nasdaq: HEAR), the global leader in gaming headsets and audio accessories, today announced its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program allowing the company to purchase up to $15 million of its common shares at its discretion from time to time in the open market, or in block purchase transactions over the next two years.
The amount and timing of specific repurchases are subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors. Turtle Beach intends to fund the share repurchases using cash from operations or short-term borrowings and may suspend or discontinue repurchases at any time. Any shares acquired will be available for general corporate purposes. The share repurchase program is scheduled to expire April 9, 2021, but may also be expanded, extended, or terminated based on market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors.
"We are confident in the strength and future of Turtle Beach," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "This repurchase program, our acquisition of ROCCAT, and the continued expansion of our gaming audio products demonstrate our balanced strategic approach and our commitment to investing in profitable growth. We look forward to delivering value to our shareholders through continued execution of our strategic growth pillars and effective use of our capital."
Stark continued, "We expect to generate free cash flow of over $23 million in 2019, or over $1.40 per share. While our top priority is funding our core business and future growth drivers, such as our recent acquisition of ROCCAT, we believe our stock represents one of the most attractive investment opportunities in the gaming space, and we will take advantage of the opportunity to invest in our company as appropriate."
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach (www.turtlebeach.com) is a leading gaming accessory brand, offering a wide selection of cutting-edge, award-winning gaming headsets. Whether you're a professional esports athlete, hardcore gamer, casual player, or just starting out, Turtle Beach has the gaming headset to help you truly master your skills. Innovative and advanced technology, amazing high-quality gaming audio, crystal-clear communication, lightweight and comfortable designs, and ease-of-use are just a few features that make Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand for gamers the world over. Designed for Xbox, PlayStation®, and Nintendo consoles as well as for PC, Mac®, and mobile/tablet devices, owning a Turtle Beach gaming headset gives you the competitive advantage. Hear Everything. Defeat Everyone.™ The Company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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