Shareholder Distributions vs. Reinvestment: The Gap Grows
Although dividends and buybacks have ballooned, the data shows that S&P 1500 CFOs are still mindful of the need to reinvest.
10 Key Principles for Effective Capital Deployment: Part 2
Acquire carefully, beware of leverage, have rules-based buyback processes, don’t bank on dividends, and realize that value creation is hard work.
For Aflac, Slow Growth Means Extra Cash Flow
And for CFO Fred Crawford, investing the excess cash means weighing opportunities against the baseline return afforded by stock buybacks.
Accelerated Share Repurchases Help Execs, Not Investors
The increasingly popular method of buying back shares creates an immediate EPS boost that serves to help managers secure bonuses, study suggests.
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.
$300B Capex Lost in Recession Goes Unreplaced
A huge dollar amount has vanished from corporate America’s investment in capex.