Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stockholders' Equity

Stockholders' Equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]  
Stockholders' Equity

(11)   Stockholders' Equity

As of September 30, 2014, Liberty reserved for issuance upon exercise of outstanding stock options approximately 28.9 million shares of Series A Liberty Interactive common stock, 432 thousand shares of Series B Liberty Interactive  common stock, 1.8 million shares of Series A Liberty Ventures common stock and 44 thousand shares of Series B Liberty Ventures common stock.

In addition to the Series A and Series B Liberty Interactive and Liberty Ventures common stock there are 4 billion shares of Series C Liberty Interactive and 200 million shares of Series C Liberty Ventures common stock authorized for issuance. As of September 30, 2014,  no shares of any Series C Liberty Interactive or Liberty Ventures common stock were issued or outstanding.  

On February 27, 2014, Liberty's board approved a two for one stock split of Series A and Series B Liberty Ventures common stock, effected by means of a dividend. The stock split was done in order to bring Liberty into compliance with a Nasdaq listing requirement regarding the minimum number of publicly held shares of the Series B Liberty Ventures common stock. In the stock split, a dividend was paid on April 11, 2014 of one share of Series A or Series B Liberty Ventures common stock to holders of each share of Series A or Series B Liberty Ventures common stock, respectively, held by them as of 5:00 pm, New York City time, on April 4, 2014.  The stock split has been recorded retroactively for all periods presented for comparability purposes.