Long-term debt


Notes to Financial Statements

NOTE 11    DEBT

As of December 31, 2011, the total carrying value and estimated fair value of our long-term debt, including convertible debt, were $11.9 billion and $13.1 billion, respectively. This is compared to a carrying value and estimated fair value of $11.9 billion and $12.1 billion, respectively, as of June 30, 2011. The estimated fair value is based on quoted prices for our publicly-traded debt as of December 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, as applicable.

The components of long-term debt, the associated interest rates, and the semi-annual interest record and payment dates were as follows as of December 31, 2011:

 

Due Date    Face Value    

Stated
Interest

Rate

   

Effective
Interest

Rate

   

Interest

Record Date

    

Interest

Pay Date

    

Interest

Record Date

    

Interest

Pay Date

 


       (In millions                                                   

Notes

                                                           

September 27, 2013

   $ 1,000        0.875 %     1.000 %     March 15         March 27         September 15         September 27   

June 1, 2014

     2,000        2.950 %     3.049 %     May 15         June 1         November 15         December 1   

September 25, 2015

     1,750        1.625 %     1.795 %     March 15         March 25         September 15         September 25   

February 8, 2016

     750        2.500 %     2.642 %     February 1         February 8         August 1         August 8   

June 1, 2019

     1,000        4.200 %     4.379 %     May 15         June 1         November 15         December 1   

October 1, 2020

     1,000        3.000 %     3.137 %     March 15         April 1         September 15         October 1   

February 8, 2021

     500        4.000 %     4.082 %     February 1         February 8         August 1         August 8   

June 1, 2039

     750        5.200 %     5.240 %     May 15         June 1         November 15         December 1   

October 1, 2040

     1,000        4.500 %     4.567 %     March 15         April 1         September 15         October 1   

February 8, 2041

     1,000        5.300 %     5.361 %     February 1         February 8         August 1         August 8   


                                                  

Total

     10,750                                                      

Convertible Debt

                                                           

June 15, 2013

     1,250        0.000 %     1.849 %                                   

Total unamortized discount

     (68                                                   


                                                  

Total

   $ 11,932                                                      
    


                                                  

 

The components of long-term debt, the associated interest rates, and the semi-annual interest record and payment dates were as follows as of June 30, 2011:

 

Due Date    Face Value    

Stated
Interest

Rate

   

Effective
Interest

Rate

   

Interest

Record Date

    

Interest

Pay Date

    

Interest

Record Date

    

Interest

Pay Date

 


       (In millions                                                   

Notes

                                                           

September 27, 2013

   $ 1,000        0.875 %     1.000 %     March 15         March 27         September 15         September 27   

June 1, 2014

     2,000        2.950 %     3.049 %     May 15         June 1         November 15         December 1   

September 25, 2015

     1,750        1.625 %     1.795 %     March 15         March 25         September 15         September 25   

February 8, 2016

     750        2.500 %     2.642 %     February 1         February 8         August 1         August 8   

June 1, 2019

     1,000        4.200 %     4.379 %     May 15         June 1         November 15         December 1   

October 1, 2020

     1,000        3.000 %     3.137 %     March 15         April 1         September 15         October 1   

February 8, 2021

     500        4.000 %     4.082 %     February 1         February 8         August 1         August 8   

June 1, 2039

     750        5.200 %     5.240 %     May 15         June 1         November 15         December 1   

October 1, 2040

     1,000        4.500 %     4.567 %     March 15         April 1         September 15         October 1   

February 8, 2041

     1,000        5.300 %     5.361 %     February 1         February 8         August 1         August 8   


                                                  

Total

     10,750                                                      

Convertible Debt

                                                           

June 15, 2013

     1,250        0.000 %     1.849 %                                   

Total unamortized discount

     (79                                                   


                                                  

Total

   $ 11,921                                                      
    


                                                  

Notes

The Notes are senior unsecured obligations and rank equally with our other unsecured and unsubordinated debt outstanding.

Convertible Debt

In June 2010, we issued $1.25 billion of zero coupon convertible unsecured debt due on June 15, 2013 in a private placement offering. Proceeds from the offering were $1.24 billion, net of fees and expenses, which were capitalized. Each $1,000 principal amount of notes is convertible into 29.94 shares of Microsoft common stock at a conversion price of $33.40 per share. As of December 31, 2011, the net carrying amount of our convertible debt was $1.2 billion and the unamortized discount was $28 million.

Prior to March 15, 2013, the notes will be convertible, only in certain circumstances, into cash and, if applicable, cash, shares of Microsoft’s common stock, or a combination thereof, at our election. On or after March 15, 2013, the notes will be convertible at any time. Upon conversion, we will pay cash up to the aggregate principal amount of the notes and pay or deliver cash, shares of our common stock or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, at our election.

Because the convertible debt may be wholly or partially settled in cash, we are required to separately account for the liability and equity components of the notes in a manner that reflects our nonconvertible debt borrowing rate when interest costs are recognized in subsequent periods. The net proceeds of $1.24 billion were allocated between debt for $1.18 billion and stockholders’ equity for $58 million with the portion in stockholders’ equity representing the fair value of the option to convert the debt.

In connection with the issuance of the notes, we entered into capped call transactions with certain option counterparties who are initial purchasers of the notes or their affiliates. The capped call transactions are expected to reduce potential dilution of earnings per share upon conversion of the notes. Under the capped call transactions, we purchased from the option counterparties capped call options that in the aggregate relate to the total number of shares of our common stock underlying the notes, with a strike price equal to the conversion price of the notes and with a cap price equal to $37.16. The purchased capped calls were valued at $40 million and recorded to stockholders’ equity.