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Note 14 - Stockholders' Equity

Note 14 - Stockholders' Equity
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2024
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Note 14. Stockholders Equity


Share Repurchase Program


In March 2024, the board of directors of the Company approved a $15.0 million increase to the Company’s share repurchase program. This authorization will expire on March 31, 2025 and is in addition to the repurchase authorization of up to $10.0 million to expire March 31, 2025 that was previously approved in January 2023. In January 2023, the board of directors of the Company approved a $10.0 million increase to the Company’s share repurchase program that was set to expire on March 31, 2024. On January 4, 2024, the board of directors approved an extension of this authorization through March 31, 2025. 


The repurchase program permits shares to be repurchased in the open market, by block purchase, in privately negotiated transactions, in one or more transactions from time to time, or pursuant to any trading plan adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the "Exchange Act"). Open market purchases will be conducted in accordance with the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act and other applicable legal and regulatory requirements. The repurchase program may be suspended, terminated, extended or otherwise modified by the Board without notice at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, market conditions, the cost of repurchasing shares, the availability of alternative investment opportunities, capital and liquidity objectives, and other factors deemed appropriate by the Company's management.


The following table summarizes the shares repurchased, total cost of shares repurchased and average price per share for the three and six months ended April 30, 2024 and 2023:



Three Months Ended April 30,


Six Months Ended April 30,


(in thousands, except price per share)










Shares repurchased

    171       340       207       1,100  

Total cost of shares repurchased

  $ 1,269     $ 2,322     $ 1,517     $ 7,245  

Average price per share

  $ 7.42     $ 6.84     $ 7.33     $ 6.59