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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



RETAILERS
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
Freds 0.4% -1.4% 1.0% 0.0% 0 17.1% 17.1%
Retail Ventures 0.5% 0.1% 1.0% 0.0% 0 4.2% 4.2%
Shopko Stores 0.7% -0.2% 1.0% 0.0% 0 18.8% 18.8%
BJS Wholesale Club 1.2% -1.3% 1.0% 0.1% 10 19.1% 19.3%
Federated Department Stores 6.1% 2.0% 1.0% 5.0% 768 13.4% 14.5%
J C Penney 16.8% 8.0% 1.0% 15.8% 2,811 7.3% 9.9%
Sears 22.0% 19.0% 1.0% 21.0% 8,635 7.5% 16.3%
Sector Average 4.7% 2.6% 1.0% 3.6% 17.0% 19.1%
Total Average 11.5% 3.0% 5.7% 5.8% 14.5% 15.7%


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