July 26, 2018 / 9:28 AM / 3 months ago

NXP to repurchase $5 bln shares after Qualcomm deal falls through

July 26 (Reuters) - NXP Semiconductors NV, whose buyout deal with U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc fell through due to lack of approval from China, said on Thursday it would buy back $5 billion worth of shares.

The company said Qualcomm has informed the company it would pay $2 billion breakup fee by 9 a.m., New York City time, on Thursday.

NXP also reported second-quarter revenue of $2.29 billion, a 4 percent increase from last year, missing the average analyst estimate of $2.36 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru)

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