The Two Faces of Private Equity
Host Analytics' CFO makes a case for private equity, recalibrates the software company's business focus, and sets a six-point agenda for his finance team.
Has Non-GAAP Reporting Become an Accounting Chasm?
Aggressive use of non-GAAP numbers is creating a crisis in how investors, analysts, and the media report financial performance and value companies.
Moody’s Deals a Blow to Ford With Credit Downgrade
The automaker's lackluster performance in profit margin and free cash flow leads the credit rating agency to relegate Ford's debt to junk status.
Effective Capital Allocation: A Force Multiplier
For IAC finance chief Glenn Schiffman, a disciplined, rigorous approach to making investment decisions is the key to winning superior returns.
How to Deal With the 5 Stages of Business Distress
No matter how grim things become, it's important to face each level of distress as soon as it arises and with full transparency.
Could High-Riding Netflix Be In for a Fall?
Changes in executive pay, the departure of its CFO, and almost $30 billion of cash obligations may be warning signs for Netflix's valuation outlook.
The Explosion of Middle Market Lending Options
Midsized companies today enjoy broad access to private credit, but related challenges abound.
SEC Intensifies Focus on Non-GAAP Metrics
While the number of comment letters the commission sends to filers has waned drastically, the proportion of letters focused on non-GAAP metrics has shot up.
Report Details Ubiquity of Non-GAAP Metrics
Some findings seem to support allegations that companies are practicing "earnings management."
Performance-based Pay Enriched CFOs in 2017
On the back of stronger revenue and operating income, both finance chiefs and CEOs saw their personal incomes leap by about 10% last year.
Are Buyers Fudging the Synergies of M&A Deals?
Although acquisitions frequently fail, acquiring companies are ballyhooing their financial benefits as transaction prices steadily rise.