Corporate Finance

Finance Roundup for Executives

Be informed, get involved, and shape the world through finance.
Kerry MarunaJanuary 28, 2016

The Latest Headlines from CFO

The net percentage of U.S. businesses that boosted their cash and short-term investment reserves jumped by 10 points during the fourth quarter of last year compared with the previous quarter, according to a prominent index of corporate cash holdings.

However, the net portion of companies expecting to stash cash during the first quarter of this year dove by nine points from the expectations recorded in last year’s third quarter, resulting in a -1 score, according to the Association for Financial Professionals’ Corporate Cash Indicators.

Read: “Treasurers Hoarded Cash in Fourth Quarter, Index Finds”

A Better Way to Do Ecommerce

A Better Way to Do Ecommerce

Learn how Precision Medical leveraged OneWorld to cut the cost of billing in half and added $2.5M in annual revenue.

It makes sense that companies like to “eat their own cooking” — as happens when a software firm, say, deploys its products within internal systems, or a furniture manufacturer outfits its offices with its own wares.

It’s no different for Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts promotion company.

Well, maybe it’s a little different at UFC.

Read: “CFO Fights Ex-Colleague — on Court, and in Court”

 

Tech Pros’ Average Pay Getting Close to $100K

Companies also paid more for entry-level talent in 2015.

Matthew Heller

 

CFO Fights Ex-Colleague — on Court, and in Court

A basketball brawl led a former UFC executive to sue the mixed martial arts promoter’s now-finance chief.

David McCann

 

Middle Market Companies Grow 6.1% in Q4

While a survey shows a decline in the growth rate from a year ago, 2015 as a whole was “a very strong year” for the middle market.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Public Cloud Market to Grow 16.5% in 2016

The strong growth is being driven by the shift away from legacy IT as organizations pursue a digital business strategy.

Matthew Heller

 

Treasurers Hoarded Cash in Fourth Quarter, Index Finds

But more of them plan to dish out dollars this quarter, according to AFP’s Corporate Cash Indicators.

David M. Katz

 

Apple Earnings Beat Estimates But iPhone Sales Lag

With the iPhone being the main driver of Apple’s growth, the sales slowdown raises concerns about the company’s future performance.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Airline CFOs Moderate Profit Expectations

A survey finds the outlook remains positive, but weakness in emerging market economies is weighing on airline finance execs.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

U.S. Opens up Cuba to Export Financing

The lifting of restrictions on direct financing continues the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize trade with the island nation.

Matthew Heller

 

Find more finance in the CFO library.

4 Powerful Communication Strategies for Your Next Board Meeting