Apple files to sell debt due from 2018-2046

Apple has filed to sell fixed-rate notes due in 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2036, and 2046, as well as floating-rate notes due in 2018 and 2019, reports Seeking Alpha. The size of the offering and its pricing are undetermined for now. 

Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer, said during last month’s call with analysts regarding Apple’s fiscal one finances that Apple plans to be "very active in the U.S. international debt markets in 2016, in order to fund our capital return activities. He also noted Apple had finished $153 billion of its $200 billion capital return program ($110 billion via buybacks), and that the company will once more update its program at the time of its April fiscal quarter two report.

Apple had $215.7B billion. in cash/investments at the end of fiscal quarter one. However, $200 billion was located outside of the U.S. Long-term debt and commercial paper stood at $60.5 billion, notes Seeking Alpha.