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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



TRUCKING
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
Pacer International 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 0.0% 0 20.2% 20.2%
Arkansas Best 0.3% -0.6% 1.6% 0.0% 0 17.8% 17.8%
Swift Transportation 0.8% 0.1% 1.6% 0.0% 0 26.9% 26.9%
Yellow Roadway 2.4% 1.8% 1.6% 0.8% 25 9.2% 9.3%
USF 5.3% 2.1% 1.6% 3.7% 84 10.4% 11.5%
CNF 6.3% -1.9% 1.6% 4.7% 239 24.0% 29.0%
C H Robinson Worldwide 6.8% 3.0% 1.6% 5.1% 186 32.3% 48.0%
Werner Enterprises 7.0% 1.1% 1.6% 5.3% 78 35.6% 40.0%
Sector Average 4.0% 0.4% 1.6% 2.4% 22.7% 24.5%
Total Average 11.5% 3.0% 5.7% 5.8% 14.5% 15.7%


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