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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.
Buybacks on Pace to Hit Record Level in 2019
The buyback boom is raising concerns as companies are returning more cash to shareholders than they are generating in free cash flow.
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.
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.
Is Exxon Riding Slowly into the Sunset?
If oil prices remain at current levels, at some point bond investors may no longer be willing to support the shrinking enterprise.
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.
Free Cash Flow: What Is It, Really?
As the use of free cash flow as a guiding metric grows, researchers seek a solid definition for the term.
Are Rising Dividend Payouts Backed By Cash?
“Firms are only capable of sustainably maintaining their dividend payouts provided they are generating sufficient free cash flow,” researchers contend.
Will Tax Cuts Boost Capital Spending?
Despite surging sales and cash flow, company spending on capex continues to lag.
Is a Higher Valuation Multiple Always Better?
They're great for investment bankers and sellers, but lower valuation multiples are associated with greater shareholder return.
CFOs Pump Out Free Cash Flow
But big, public, non-financial companies are generating cash partly by cutting capex, study finds.