The Balanced Scorecard Approach to Capital Investment
The key to effective capital allocation is using an objective framework to drive the analysis, prioritization, and execution.
S&P Cuts Oracle Rating on Stock Buyback Worries
With Oracle's buybacks exceeding free operating cash-flow generation, S&P is concerned the company will be overleveraged.
Could This Be the Recession That Wasn’t?
Even as key corporate financial indicators continue to fall, some hope may be emerging that forecasts of an impending recession will prove inaccurate.
Don’t Base Exec Bonuses on Subjective Criteria
While a quarter of S&P 500 companies base CEO bonuses partly on qualitative factors, research shows that's not a good idea.
Pie in the Face for New Papa John’s CFO
The incoming finance chief has an "impossible" problem in funding needed capex on top of a huge share buyback and dividend hike, analyst firm says.
To Make More Money, CEOs Harm Company Value
Quarters when CEO equity awards vest coincide with corporate actions that pump up stock prices briefly while damaging the company's long-term value.
Capital Gets a Reset
Among a number of capital-raising experiments, some companies are seeking investors for specific projects.
New Equipment Lending Drops 10%
“Sluggish activity to begin the second quarter seems to have continued the relatively soft Q1," said ELFA's chief executive.
Equipment Financing Credit Quality Slips
Origination volume in February was nearly flat, and receivables over 30 days and charge-offs 'inched upward,' says ELFA.
High-Yield Firms’ Cash Falls 9% to $281B
Speculative-grade companies spent an amount equal to four times their discretionary cash flow on dividends and buybacks in 2014, says Moody's.
CFOs Long for Growth But Hesitate to Invest
Finance chiefs are focused on growth, but they're holding back on making the moves that actually drive sustained expansion, according to Ernst & Young.