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Money to Burn
Our cash management scorecard shows the companies in 37 industries with the least and most excess cash per sales.
CFO Staff, CFO Magazine

For a fuller discussion, return to the article "Too Much Cash."


Cash Management in 37 Industry Sectors



NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS
COMPANY Cash/Annual Sales Impact of Paying down Capital Employed with Excess Cash
2003 2001 to 2003 Increase,
% pts.
Industry Benchmark Excess
Cash, %
Excess Cash,
$millions
ROCE
2003
Adjusted ROCE
E W Scripps 1.0% -0.2% 1.1% 0.0% 0 18.7% 18.7%
Gannett 1.0% -0.2% 1.1% 0.0% 0 16.0% 16.0%
Knight Ridder 1.1% -0.1% 1.1% 0.0% 1 23.0% 23.0%
New York Times 1.2% -0.5% 1.1% 0.1% 4 22.9% 22.9%
Advo 1.5% -0.1% 1.1% 0.4% 4 37.1% 37.8%
Dow Jones 1.5% 0.3% 1.1% 0.4% 7 169.2% 177.9%
Belo 2.2% -0.4% 1.1% 1.1% 16 14.5% 14.6%
Washington Post 3.2% 1.2% 1.1% 2.1% 59 18.3% 18.7%
Tribune 4.4% 3.2% 1.1% 3.3% 187 17.5% 17.9%
Sector Average 2.1% 0.6% 1.1% 1.0% 18.2% 18.3%
Total Average 11.5% 3.0% 5.7% 5.8% 14.5% 15.7%


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