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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



INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
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
Mettler Toledo International 3.5% 1.0% 9.5% 0.0% 0 18.7% 18.7%
Diebold 8.3% 1.2% 9.5% 0.0% 0 19.3% 19.3%
Pall 9.3% -7.0% 9.5% 0.0% 0 14.5% 14.5%
Symbol 9.8% 5.4% 9.5% 0.3% 4 9.6% 9.6%
Thermo Electron 19.9% -27.7% 9.5% 10.4% 218 9.0% 9.9%
Danaher 23.2% 4.6% 9.5% 13.7% 725 16.7% 19.5%
Agilent Technologies 26.5% 9.8% 9.5% 17.0% 1,029 -25.7% -40.4%
Waters 37.2% 10.8% 9.5% 27.7% 265 27.6% 40.4%
Tektronix 37.5% -9.0% 9.5% 28.0% 222 7.1% 9.4%
Sector Average 24.4% 1.6% 9.5% 14.9% 3.1% 3.7%
Total Average 11.5% 3.0% 5.7% 5.8% 14.5% 15.7%


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