A Company That Gets Managers to Think Like Owners
How finance and investor relations can lead a cultural transformation that drives long-term shareholder value.
Prepare for This Pay-for-Performance Measure
ISS is adopting a metric that may impact how investors evaluate pay practices. Companies that don’t use it already should consider doing so.
Five Actions to Improve Sales Force Effectiveness
Attempts to fix a sales force's incentive plan often just create additional problems.
A Young Biotech Firm’s Dilemma
Should publicly held, early stage biotechs issue more shares or partner with Big Pharma?
Is a Higher Valuation Multiple Always Better?
They're great for investment bankers and sellers, but lower valuation multiples are associated with greater shareholder return.
Why Great Health Care Companies Aren’t Necessarily Great Stocks
Performance metrics related to improvement or growth demonstrate the most positive relationships to shareholder return.
In Health Care, Reinvestment Outshines Dividends, Buybacks, Debt
To drive shareholder returns in health care, CFOs should stress financial policies that build financial flexibility rather than leverage.
Partnering with a New CEO to Boost Shareholder Returns
The CFO and the finance team have the skills to help the CEO understand and interpret residual cash earnings signals.
Three Reasons to Shed Your Idle Assets
Selling idle operating assets below net book value for cash is at worst irrelevant and at best will boost the value and hence the stock price of a company.