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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



HOME CONSTRUCTION
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
M I Homes 1.2% 0.1% 4.2% 0.0% 0 25.3% 25.3%
Beazer Homes USA 2.3% 0.0% 4.2% 0.0% 0 16.5% 16.5%
KB HOME 2.4% -3.8% 4.2% 0.0% 0 34.7% 34.7%
Oakwood Homes 3.2% -0.6% 4.2% 0.0% 0 97.6% 97.6%
Ryland Group 10.0% -3.2% 4.2% 5.7% 197 28.1% 32.6%
Lennar 13.5% -0.2% 4.2% 9.3% 824 19.4% 22.7%
Champion Enterprises 13.5% 9.0% 4.2% 9.3% 106 -6.4% -10.6%
Walter Industries 14.6% 7.1% 4.2% 10.3% 114 -1.1% -1.6%
Clayton Homes 14.9% 1.1% 4.2% 10.6% 126 10.1% 10.8%
Toll Brothers 15.4% 7.2% 4.2% 11.2% 308 16.0% 17.8%
Sector Average 7.1% 1.5% 4.2% 2.9% 18.4% 19.4%
Total Average 11.5% 3.0% 5.7% 5.8% 14.5% 15.7%


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