Share Repurchase (Effect on Financial leverage)

I have read that a stock repurchase alter the company’s capital structure by decreasing the percentage equity.

But how does a stock repurchase decrease equity??? I buy stocks from other stockholders and keep it within the company. So equity does not change.

When a company repurchases its own stock, its assets decrease by the amount of cash it spends, and its equity decreases; the stock it repurchases is not shown as an asset, but as a contra equity: Treasury stock.

Liabilities remain unchanged, so the capital structure changes.

ok, that make sense!.

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