Metric of the Month: Days Sales Outstanding
Collections are key to a low days sales outstanding (DSO) number — and the faster the money comes in, the more breathing room an organization has.
Big Drop in Power Profit Tempers GE’s Q1 Beat
"Until you get power fixed, and they're nowhere close to getting that fixed, the stock only goes so far," one analyst says.
No Pain, Just Gain for Supply Chain
Supply chain financing lets companies stretch payment terms without hurting their suppliers’ cash flow.
Tax Reform’s Success Hangs On Capex, Expert Says
If the U.S. Tax Cuts and Job Act doesn’t push companies to invest more in capex, a “stagflation scenario” could ensue.
Act of God, Foreseeable Risk, or Hedging Opportunity?
The effects of climate change on corporations will be massive and diverse.
GE Broods on Cash-flow Woes
GE's new CEO tightens reins as cash-flow projection plummets to $7 billion.
GE Chief Exec Calls Q3 Results ‘Unacceptable’
John Flannery says there are no "sacred cows" at GE as he promises "sweeping change" to improve performance.
Microsoft Scales Accounting Mountain
Microsoft adopts both the new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards early.
GE Shares Sink 2.9% Despite Q2 Earnings Beat
Analysts said the underlying quality of earnings was mixed, "with the beat driven almost entirely by lower corporate expense and restructuring."
Is the End of ‘Inventory Lite’ in Sight?
A 15-year surge in corporate cash flow may come to an end if companies can't generate any more inventory efficiencies.
What Kind of Value Generator is Your Company?
Is your company a golden goose, a unicorn, or a ship of the desert?