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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, DIVERSIFIED
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
Teleflex 0.0% -2.5% 3.8% 0.0% 0 11.5% 11.5%
Timken 0.8% 0.3% 3.8% 0.0% 0 6.4% 6.4%
Graphic Packaging International 0.8% 0.2% 3.8% 0.0% 0 2.4% 2.4%
Carlisle 1.3% 0.4% 3.8% 0.0% 0 15.1% 15.1%
Illinois Tool Works 16.8% 13.7% 3.8% 13.0% 1,303 18.7% 22.0%
Briggs and Stratton 19.6% 12.8% 3.8% 15.8% 262 14.9% 20.1%
Unova 21.2% 14.5% 3.8% 17.4% 196 7.7% 11.1%
Mueller Industries 25.5% 13.9% 3.8% 21.7% 217 10.7% 14.4%
Sector Average 7.1% 0.5% 3.8% 3.3% 16.3% 16.9%
Total Average 11.5% 3.0% 5.7% 5.8% 14.5% 15.7%


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