You are here: Home : Topics A-Z : Topline

As Corn Stalks Shrivel, So May Earnings

Will the drought in the Farm Belt dry up corporate earnings?

September 1, 2012

The worst drought to hit the U.S. Farm Belt in almost 60 years has companies of many stripes forecasting the potential ripple effects in Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Companies linked to agriculture are preparing for lower revenues, tighter margins, and even higher leverage ratios for the rest of this year and possibly into 2013. Read more...

Follow this topic

More Topline Articles

  • Repos Come Under Fire

    Structured-finance repo collateral may create significant liquidity risks. September 1, 2012

  • An Average Solution

    How to create a prediction of sales in Excel using a moving average and a trend line. September 1, 2012

  • A November Surprise?

    New 401(k) disclosure regulations could cause a stir in November. September 1, 2012

  • SEC Report Backs Away from Convergence

    The commission's staff expresses hesitation about merging international standards and U.S. GAAP. September 1, 2012

  • A Refreshing Change

    How to hold on to your updates when you correct a pivot table. August 1, 2012

  • Retirement: A Recalculated Risk

    Most CFOs expect employees – even those with traditional pension plans – to delay retirement. August 1, 2012

  • Have Cash, Won't Spend

    Companies are hesitating to spend their cash stores, says a recent survey. August 1, 2012

  • More CEOs Go

    As CEO turnover rises, insider CFOs who take on the top spot may have a better chance of success than external hires. August 1, 2012

  • Two Ways about It

    FASB and the IASB have agreed to allow two approaches to accounting for lease expenses on the balance sheet. August 1, 2012

Related White Papers

» More Related White Papers


Business Solutions Center

» More Business Solutions Center Links